8 days in Pennsylvania & New England Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania & New England Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania & New England Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Eastham
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Bury The Hatchet Bensalem (in Bensalem). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia journey maker website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, then stroll through Boston Common, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of North End, then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Boston online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Boston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
North End ©
North End
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

3
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Corn Hill Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, take an in-depth tour of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, stroll through Nauset Light Beach, and get answers to all your questions at Salt Pond Visitor Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eastham journey planner.

You can drive from Boston to Eastham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Marconi Beach, Corn Hill Beach, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Nauset Light Beach ©
Nauset Light Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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