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

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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 23rd (Wed): take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boston travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Newseum, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC planning app .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in October, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Arlington National Cemetery
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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