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

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

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

Start: New York City, United States
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New York City, United States
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City, United States

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New York City, United States

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.
Let the collections at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Met Cloisters capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets or Fifth Avenue. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). On the 1st (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Big Bear. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Seaside Park Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City online journey planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Ponquogue Beach, Seaside Park Beach, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Washington DC, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then take a stroll through Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Niagara River Recreation Trail, do a tasting at The Hare Wine Co., then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at Caroline Cellars Winery, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and finally examine the collection at Niagara Falls History Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk

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