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

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

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

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Train:  18​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, then explore the world behind art at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls online journey planner .

Valletta, Malta to Niagara Falls is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Valletta to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in July, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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.
National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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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
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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