Cities of the Northeast
Boston, New York, Philadelphia & Washington
Journey to the most iconic cities on the East Coast of the United States: Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. This will be an adventure you'll never forget!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS PLANNED FOR SUMMER 2024. IT IS NOT RUNNING DURING SUMMER 2023.
- See where the governmental magic happens with stops at the White House and Capitol Hill
- Visit sites of the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important engagement of the Civil War
- In the City of Brotherly Love, see the famous and historic Liberty Bell
- Take in the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and other iconic NYC attractions in the most populous and consequential city in the USA
- Tour the United Nations Headquarters complex for unique, up-close insights into global affairs
- Soak in Boston’s rich history and unique New England heritage, then check out the scene of the Boston Tea Party
Cities of the Northeast
The East Coast of the United States is absolutely brimming with rich history and culture.
Visit four major cities (Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston), each with their own unique part to play in shaping America as we know it today.
Explore the best of what this region has to offer, from iconic landmarks to modern pastimes.
Whether you’re discovering the unexplored history of New England, the diverse cultures and towering skylines of the Mid-Atlantic, or stepping in the shadows of legends in the District of Columbia, this is a trip not to be missed.
Cities of the Northeast
AT TEEN TRAVEL NETWORK, YOU'RE NOT ONLY TAKING A JOURNEY IN MILES, BUT A JOURNEY OF SHARED EXPERIENCES AND SELF-DISCOVERY.
THIS ITINERARY IS AN APPROXIMATION OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM EXPERIENCE. THE ORDER OF ACTIVITIES ON YOUR TRIP MAY CHANGE.
IF A PARTICULAR SCHEDULED EXPERIENCE IS CANCELED, WE MAY REPLACE IT WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY.
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival day, get to know your fellow travelers and staff through a program orientation and ice breakers, followed by our first group dinner.
We’ll hit the hay early in preparation for a busy day! Your adventures on the East Coast are just getting started.
*Please note that the following itinerary is for Session 1 only; Session 2 will have an identical itinerary but will start in Boston and end in Washington, D.C.
Days 2-3: Washington, DC
Over the next two days, we will visit several historical and important sites around the U.S. capital, including the National Mall, Library of Congress and the Supreme Court building.
And no visit to DC is complete without a stop at the White House!
The nation’s capital is filled to the brim with history. Spot the towering Washington Monument in the distance as you explore the city. Consider the exceptional national and global figures who have made their mark here, among them Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
DC is also a vibrant, modern city with what is widely considered one of the best food scenes in the United States, so we’ll definitely be grabbing some good bites before we depart!
Day 4: Washington → Gettysburg → Philadelphia
Depart the nation’s capital via private coach and spend the day exploring key sites of the Battle of Gettysburg with a guided tour.
Experience the rich history of this pivotal battlefield as we learn more about the American Civil War.
This 1863 engagement was a major turning point in the war, the outcome of which has played a huge part in the unified country we know today.
In the afternoon, we’ll continue on to Philly and get settled into our new accommodations.
Days 5-6: Philadelphia
Over the next two days, learn more about the history of America’s fight for independence with visits to the Liberty Bell and Independence Square.
The famous “Rocky steps,” the stairs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, make for a great photo op to reenact the famous training scene from the Rocky movies!
Wander the bright mosaic passageways of the Magic Gardens, a labyrinth that is the most famous representation of Philadelphia’s South Street Renaissance of the 1960s.
If you’re lucky, you may get to taste the city’s culinary claim to fame, the Philly cheese steak.
*Session 1 Only: Experience Independence Day in Philly!
Day 7: Philadelphia → New York City
Get ready for an absolutely epic travel day!
Eat an early breakfast and set out for the Big Apple. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers better or just take in the scenery as we head north through New Jersey.
The summer is the most beautiful time of the year in this stretch of the Mid-Atlantic. See the rich greenery of the East Coast as the long summer days bring this region of the country to life.
Once we arrive in New York City, we’ll hit the ground running!
Days 8-10: New York City
We know this is the spot on the trip you’ve been looking forward to most!
In what better city is there to explore themes of immigration, freedom and culture than in “America’s melting pot”?
Students will visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and hear the stories of some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who came through New York for a new life and better opportunities.
Stroll along Broadway and visit China Town, a major cultural hub of the city.
We’ll eat New York style pizza, use public transit like real New Yorkers do, and take in the vibrant energy that the City has to offer around just about every turn.
Finally, learn about how NYC and America overcame disaster by touring the 9/11 Memorial and experiencing a moment of reflection.
Day 11: New York City → Boston
And we’re off again! We’ll get on a train and head out from New York and onto the New England leg of our adventure.
Our last stop is Boston, one of America’s first cities and and home to many of the country’s “firsts,” including the first public park, public school and subway system.
It is difficult to turn a corner without encountering some historical relic: from its role in the Revolutionary War to its reputation as a hub of education and innovation today, Boston is a truly unique city.
Days 12-13: Boston
Boston is a treasure trove of American history!
From the Freedom Trail, a route paved in red brick that snakes through the cozy downtown area past historic memorials, churches and statues to the harbor that was the site of the famous Boston Tea Party, this cozy city is both influential and unforgettable.
See Fenway Park, America’s oldest active ballpark and soak in the New England charm with a spooky ghost tour.
Day 14: Departure
Sadly, our expedition through the Northeast has come to a close.
Grab a bite to eat and take in those last views of the city skyline before heading off to the airport.
And before you go, be sure to say goodbye to the incredible new friends you made along the way!
Teen Travel Network staff will join students to the airport and help them check in for their flights back home.
Cities of the Northeast
Dates & Tuition
14-Day Travel Program
|Planned for 2024…|
Tuition Includes All Major Program Expenses, Such As:
- 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
- Cultural activities, tours and excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
- Educational materials
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Local transportation to each destination
- Secure overnight lodging at each location
- 3 meals per day
- Professional full-time staff and experts