15 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

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15 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

Birmingham
+4
train + subway + train + Fly + bus:  11​h
Boston
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Birmingham

5
days
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.
Visiting Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen and Beaver Brook Association will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Ocean Drive Historic District and Norman Bird Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Provincetown) and Blue Hills Trailside Museum (in Milton). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Moore State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and head outdoors with Nashua YMCA.

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Birmingham, UK to Boston is an approximately 11-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nashua YMCA, Moore State Park, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Plimoth Plantation
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Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
days
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.
Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Visit Tomb of the Unknowns and Fort McHenry National Monument for their historical value. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge) and Adkins Arboretum (in Ridgely). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center.

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Getting from Boston to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Adkins Arboretum, Antietam National Battlefield, US Naval Academy Foundation
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art

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