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 30 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
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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden. On the next day, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, admire all the interesting features of USS Constitution, then get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, then get your bearings at Boston Public Library, and finally stroll through Boston Common.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Boston is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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