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

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

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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly to Buffalo, Bus to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Train to Toronto, Fly to Houston


New York City, United States

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip planner.

Houston to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to New York City is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in New York City at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC, United States

— 3 nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, then stroll through White Water Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 77°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
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