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

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

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

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), plan a day focused around Central Park. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerery planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Ramon to New York City. The time zone difference when traveling from San Ramon to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from San Ramon in October, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

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Central Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Boston.

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National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, take a tour of USS Constitution, then take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, then get advice or help at Boston Public Library, and finally stroll through Boston Common.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Boston hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Museum of Fine Arts
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Boston Public Garden

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