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

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

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

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Boston
— 34 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Paris

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, get great views at Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder site .

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

34
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 Boston's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more), Plymouth (Plymouth Rock, National Monument to the Forefathers, & more) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens, Hoxie House, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), get lost in a book at Boston Public Library, and take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

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Getting from Washington DC to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Boston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Salem, Plymouth, Falmouth, Newport, Eastham
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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