22 days in Boston, Washington DC & Houston Itinerary

22 days in Boston, Washington DC & Houston Itinerary

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Boston

— 5 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 John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Old North Church & Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to USS Constitution Museum and Plimoth Patuxet. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Fall River (Lizzie Borden House & Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum), Providence (Rhode Island State House & RISD Museum) and Currier Museum of Art (in Manchester). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Waterfront, admire the masterpieces at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pilgrim Hall Museum, and stop by Back Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boston route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Boston, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Boston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 9 nights
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'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, &more), Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Chatham Manor, &more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery, explore the galleries of Jennie Wade House, visit Capitol Hill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in May, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Houston

— 6 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The Menil Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Brenham (Brenham Heritage Museum & Blue Bell Creameries), La Porte (San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Battleship Texas State Historic Site) and Galveston (Moody Mansion, Galveston Railroad Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Houston Museum District, explore the world behind art at Art Car Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Houston day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Houston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Houston. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Houston at 34°C and lows at 23°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips