38 days in New York City, Washington DC & Buffalo Itinerary

38 days in New York City, Washington DC & Buffalo Itinerary

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38 days in New York City, Washington DC & Buffalo Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  28​h
1
New York City
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Buffalo
— 11 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Perth

12
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and walk around The High Line.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online journey planner .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Little Round Top, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Winchester, Little Library, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay Sep 21 — Oct 2:
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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

11
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Three Sisters Island, Three Sisters Trading Post, & more), Niagara Jet Adventures (in Youngstown) and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center (in Lewiston). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, examine the collection at National Comedy Center, hike along Devil's Hole State Park, and try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Buffalo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Buffalo to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Jamestown, Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, The Strong National Museum of Play, Panama Rocks Scenic Park
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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