11 days in New York State, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

11 days in New York State, New Jersey & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Hyde Park
— 1 night
3
Cape May
— 1 night
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paphos to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paphos in October, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get advice or help at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, then snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Black Creek Preserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hyde Park tour planner.

Drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Hyde Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Black Creek Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Black Creek Preserve ©
Black Creek Preserve

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at South Cape May Meadows.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape May road trip planning website.

Drive from Hyde Park to Cape May in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in October, Cape May is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Mall are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, take a stroll through Old Town, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC route planner.

Drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Three Sisters Trading Post, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then get a new perspective on things with Maid of the Mist, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation.

Make your Niagara Falls itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation ©
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation

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