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

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

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Washington DC
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New York City
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Boston
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Washington DC

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at President Lincoln's Cottage, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgetown University.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Portland to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Boston.

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Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

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 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, then contemplate the long history of Otis House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Boston at 43°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boston

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