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

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

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

Start: Joensuu
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Joensuu

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night
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 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Norris Reservation.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary site .

Joensuu, Finland to Boston is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Joensuu in May, with highs in Boston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Norris Reservation, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online vacation planner .

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and then ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then gain insight at Georgetown University, and finally contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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