15 days in Philadelphia, Boston & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Philadelphia, Boston & New York City Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Boston
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New York City
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Cape May City Beaches and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Kona Surf Co. (in Wildwood) and Cape May Lighthouse (in Cape May). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, and examine the collection at National Constitution Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia day trip planning tool.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Kona Surf Co.
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and Old North Church & Historic Site. Appreciate the collections at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Old State House. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Beach Bluff Park (in Swampscott), Old Burying Point Cemetery (in Salem) and Dennis (Bayview Beach & Mayflower Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Samuel Adams Brewery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salisbury Beach State Reservation, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

Before you visit Boston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Boston at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hampton, Dennis, Indian Lands Conservation Area, Harvard University, Salisbury Beach State Reservation
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Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Rockaway Beach and Riis Beach. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Heights Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip builder website.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Queens
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

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