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

San Francisco
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Francisco

4
days
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip 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 difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

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National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

2
days
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 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: traverse land and water with a duck tour, explore and take pictures at USS Constitution, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, then don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boston Common.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Museum of Fine Arts
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