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

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

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

Start: Miami
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Miami

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Miami to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miami in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Times Square and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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