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

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

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

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

Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
subway + bus + Fly:  11​h
Amsterdam

4
days
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach and Gateway National Recreation. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in New York City at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

3
days
Niagara Falls

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Visiting Niagara Falls and Bridal Veil Falls will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, look for gifts at Smokin Joes Native Center, don't miss a visit to Little Italy, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls itinerary builder.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls

3
days
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 explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

Similar Plans

16 days in Washington DC & Miami BY A USER FROM ESTONIA October, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in New York City BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Washington DC & New York City BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CHILE January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans