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

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

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

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Barcelona

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Barcelona, Spain to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to New York City. In April, New York City is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, trek along Niagara Wine Trail USA, then get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip maker .

Getting from Washington DC to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 15°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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