8 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Bring the kids along to Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online tour planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, then explore the galleries of Orchard House, and finally take in the views from North Bridge. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House, then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Boston hover around 76°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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