5 days in Greater Boston & Philadelphia Itinerary

5 days in Greater Boston & Philadelphia Itinerary

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5 days in Greater Boston & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and observe the fascinating underwater world at New England Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary planning site .

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Boston at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Tours
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then stop by Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get curious at The Franklin Institute, and finally appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Philadelphia day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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