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

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

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

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and South Street Seaport Museum. Get in touch with nature at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Manhattan Kayak Company. Change things up with a short trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Brooklyn
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get a sense of the local culture at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Great Falls Park (in McLean) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, Great Falls Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
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Great Falls Park
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old North Church & Historic Site and Boston Common. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Lowell National Historical Park (in Lowell), Walden Pond State Reservation (in Concord) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, step off the mainland to explore George's Island, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and visit a coastal fixture at Little Brewster Island and Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Boston is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provincetown, Salem, Plimoth Plantation, Hammond Pond Reservation, Lowell National Historical Park
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site