8 days in Boston & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Boston & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Boston & New York City Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  10​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
car:  7​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: San Jose

2
nights
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Fine Arts, Quincy Market and New England Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Boston is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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New England Aquarium ©
New England Aquarium
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Quincy Market ©
Quincy Market

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art, United Nations Headquarters, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You will leave for Boston on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Boston

Boston
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Tours
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