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

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

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

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
End: Boston

7
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.
Friends Building has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
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.
Step out of Boston with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and stroll around Boston Common.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boston tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Boston reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Duck Tours
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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