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

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

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New York City
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Buffalo
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You'll explore and learn at American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll through The High Line, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City vacation maker site.

Madrid, Spain to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Washington DC online holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Buffalo.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Buffalo — 2 nights

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, then walk around Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Buffalo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Buffalo reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

New York City — 1 night

On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then examine the collection at Tenement Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planning tool.

Fly from Buffalo to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods