11 days in Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Boston — 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Minute Man National Historical Park and HarborWalk. Back Bay and Museum of Russian Icons are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Old State House, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boston travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Boston. In December, daytime highs in Boston are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 6 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Maryland State House. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and The Walters Art Museum (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 51°F and lows about 37°F.
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