9 days in Greater Boston Itinerary

9 days in Greater Boston Itinerary

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9 days in Greater Boston Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  5​h 30​min
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia


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.
Get some historical perspective at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill and Minute Man National Historical Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wingaersheek Beach and Adams National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth), Salem (The House of the Seven Gables & Peabody Essex Museum) and Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich). Spend a day of island exploring on the 10th (Wed) at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, stroll through Long Sands Beach, and take a stroll through Beacon Hill.

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Philadelphia to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Boston at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem, Providence, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Strawbery Banke Museum, Adams National Historical Park
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Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Minute Man National Historical Park ©
Adams National Historical Park ©
Adams National Historical Park