16 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

16 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

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Start: Houston
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Boston
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
End: Houston

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Powel House, Independence Hall, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker.

Houston to New York City is an approximately 7- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Liberty State Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Children's Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem) and Kimball Farm (in Westford). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, walk around Boston Public Garden, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Marginal Way Walkway, Brewster Gardens, Peabody Essex Museum, Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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