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

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

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
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Niagara Falls
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Washington DC
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Dumbo. Head to SoHo and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Orlando to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in September, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woodlawn Beach State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip builder website.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for their historical value. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip website.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip