17 days in Boston, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Boston, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25 h
1
Boston
— 6 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Marginal Way Walkway and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit), The Salt Cellar (in Portsmouth) and Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Race Point Beach). Spend a day of island exploring on the 21st (Fri) at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary maker app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Boston is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: high temperatures in Boston hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Ogunquit, Hampton Beach State Park, The Salt Cellar, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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.
You've added Library of Congress, White House, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at White House, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in June, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Museum at Bethel Woods. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and G. Steve Jordan Gallery (in New Paltz). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sam's Point Preserve, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, G. Steve Jordan Gallery, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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