7 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

7 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

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7 days in New York City & Boston Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 2 nights
Boston

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park Zoo, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder .

Boston to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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 historical perspective at Walden Pond State Reservation and Mount Auburn Cemetery. Get outdoors at Charles River Esplanade and Nantasket Beach. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston road trip planning website .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cambridge, Walden Pond State Reservation, Nantasket Beach, Brookline Booksmith
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Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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