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

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

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

Manchester
Fly:  11​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Manchester

4
days
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.
Visiting Long Beach and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir will get you outdoors. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

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Long Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then don't miss a visit to Little Italy. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Niagara Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, and then hike along Devil's Hole State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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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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