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
— 6 nights
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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: Cape May Lighthouse (in Cape May) and Kona Surf Co. (in Wildwood). 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 North End. Appreciate the collections at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and USS Constitution Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Old Burying Point Cemetery (in Salem), Dennis (Bayview Beach & Mayflower Beach) and Beach Bluff Park (in Swampscott). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, walk around Boston Public Garden, visit Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Salisbury Beach State Reservation.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

Fly from Philadelphia to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dennis, Hampton, Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Old Burying Point Cemetery, Harvard University
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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 New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Met Cloisters, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough 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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