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

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

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

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

2
nights
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 (Mon): view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planner.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Annapolis Historic District, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Great Falls Park
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Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Torpedo Factory Art Center ©
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, wander the streets of Newbury Street, then wander the streets of Beacon Hill, and finally hunt for treasures at Quincy Market. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, The House of the Seven Gables
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, New York City Center, and other attractions. Visit Ocean Grove Beach and Belmar Beach for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Chelsea Market. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Bay Head Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Belmar Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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