12 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Boston Itinerary

12 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Boston Itinerary

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12 days in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Boston Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tampa

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, Georgetown, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour itinerary maker tool .

Tampa to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Venture out of the city with trips to Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American Jewish History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia route maker app .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Plimoth Plantation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old North Church & Historic Site and Freedom Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Provincetown). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary site .

Fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Plimoth Plantation, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nubble Lighthouse, Ogunquit Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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