5 days in Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

5 days in Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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5 days in Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

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New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island and then go for a walk through Goat Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls 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. In September, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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