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

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

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Washington DC
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New York City
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Niagara Falls
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and The Basilica of Saint Mary. Get in touch with nature at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Appalachian Trail) and Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner.

San Francisco to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In August, Washington DC is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
On the 4th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Green-Wood cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Alexander Hamilton Statue, then admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and finally explore the activities along New York Harbor.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara, and finally head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 75°F and lows at 55°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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