14 days in New York City, Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

14 days in New York City, Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 9 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights

9
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Do some cultural sightseeing at New York Public Library and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Connecticut Air & Space Center (in Stratford), McLaughlin Vineyards (in Sandy Hook) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). The adventure continues: visit SoHo, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Poughkeepsie, Brooklyn, Lucas candies, Connecticut Air & Space Center
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, and finally see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC route planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites
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Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Niagara Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
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Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
Niagara Science Museum ©
Niagara Science Museum

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