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

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

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

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
You've added SoHo, Shopping Girlfriend NYC, Statue of Liberty National Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Point Lookout Beach and Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Head to Fifth Avenue and Kee's Chocolatesfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, go for a walk through Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip maker site .

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from New Delhi to New York City. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and little chillier nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Point Lookout Beach
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, then learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Buffalo, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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