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

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

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

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Ann Arbor

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Grove Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout) and Lido Beach (in Lido Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Lido Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip builder site .

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. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Niagara Falls to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Whirlpool State Park ©
Whirlpool State Park

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 (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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