12 days in Washington DC & Boston Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC & Boston Itinerary

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12 days in Washington DC & Boston Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  9​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Panama City

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel planner .

Panama City, Panama to Washington DC is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Panama City in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

7
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fenway Park and Boston Public Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and engage your brain at Museum of Science.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandwich, Provincetown, Plymouth Rock, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Cod Canal
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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