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

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

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

Start: Halifax
Fly:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
train:  6​h
2
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Halifax

7
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ford's Theatre as well as Washington Monument. Get some historical perspective at Fort McHenry National Monument and National Mall. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Newseum. Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Fell's Point, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Halifax, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Halifax to Washington DC, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Halifax - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Baltimore
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NYCbySEA, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Take a break from the city and head to Hamilton Grange National Memorial and East River Waterfront Esplanade. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Science. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Museum of Fine Arts and New England Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, browse the exhibits of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boston trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boston, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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