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

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

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Start: Huntsville
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Huntsville

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol and then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, thenpause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route tool.

Huntsville to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

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
White House ©
White House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Turtle Pond, thenexplore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Central Park and then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker website.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Grand Central Terminal ©
Grand Central Terminal

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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 16th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, thenwalk around Boston Public Garden, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally admire the striking features of Massachusetts State House.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Massachusetts State House ©
Massachusetts State House

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