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

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

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

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much hotter in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary builder 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, Boston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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