10 days in Buffalo, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Buffalo, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Buffalo, New York City & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
Buffalo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

1
day
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip itinerary builder app .

Chicago to Buffalo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Buffalo. In March, Buffalo is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 39°F and lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Transfiguration, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Buffalo to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in March; daily highs in New York City reach 49°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online day trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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