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

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

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Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Boston
— 9 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
End: New York City

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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore New York Public Library and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Philadelphia (Independence National Historical Park, Liberty Bell Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City online holiday builder.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC vacation tool.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

9
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Strawbery Banke Museum and Old State House. Popular historic sites such as Edward Gorey House and Hancock-Clarke House are in your itinerary. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Minute Man National Historical Park (in Concord), West Dennis Beach (in West Dennis) and Lexington Green (in Lexington). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, explore the galleries of International Tennis Hall of Fame, explore the striking landscape of Adams National Historical Park, and take an in-depth tour of USS Albacore Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boston online road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Boston is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lexington, Concord, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Newport
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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