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

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

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
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Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Do your shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Newbury Comics. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edward Gorey House and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises in Barnstable (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Newbury Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston trip app.

Seattle to Boston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip app.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour builder tool.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites