15 days in Philadelphia, Boston & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Philadelphia, Boston & New York City Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 6 nights
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New York City
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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Visit Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Cape May City Beaches and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Kona Surf Co. (in Wildwood) and Cape May Lighthouse (in Cape May). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, and examine the collection at National Constitution Center.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 6 nights

Beantown

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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and Old North Church & Historic Site. Appreciate the collections at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Old State House. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Dennis (Bayview Beach & Mayflower Beach), Old Burying Point Cemetery (in Salem) and Beach Bluff Park (in Swampscott). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, walk around Boston Public Garden, stroll through Hampton Beach State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salisbury Beach State Reservation.

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Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
We've included these beaches for you: Rockaway Beach and Riis Beach. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Heights Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips