8 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  10​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  14​h
End: Birmingham

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Newbury Street and Rice-Polak Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Perkins Cove and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Race Point Beach (in Provincetown) and Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site (in Hillsborough). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planner .

Birmingham, UK to Boston is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Boston is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in March, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 43°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Provincetown, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Perkins Cove, Nubble Lighthouse, Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site
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Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then wander the streets of Georgetown.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 55°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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