4 days in New York City, Connecticut & Boston Itinerary

4 days in New York City, Connecticut & Boston Itinerary

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4 days in New York City, Connecticut & Boston Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train:  1​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mystic
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Trumbull State Park, and then stop by The Book Barn.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mystic day trip planning app .

Drive from New York City to Mystic in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Mystic to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Trumbull State Park, The Book Barn
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Fort Trumbull State Park ©
Fort Trumbull State Park
The Book Barn ©
The Book Barn

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, then wander the streets of North End, and finally wander the streets of Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston tour app .

You can take a train from Mystic to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
North End ©
North End
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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