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

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

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

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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day
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Wall Street, American Museum of Natural History, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Wall Street, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and finally learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tidal Basin, The National Archives Museum, Walking tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Parks
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Walking tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You've now added Hyde Park Golf Course to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), tee off at Hyde Park Golf Course, meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then make a trip to Old Falls Street, and finally try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Niagara Falls at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Side Trip

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

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