5 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

5 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

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5 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Cooperstown

3
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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planner .

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boston planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Boston. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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