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

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

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Washington DC
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tidal Basin as well as United States Capitol. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker.

Weston to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Weston in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fifth Avenue, The Wall Street Experience, Statue of Liberty National Monument, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, visit Times Square, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, then admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, gain interesting insight with The Wall Street Experience, then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, then take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in New York City hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 65°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Niagara Falls.
Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Niagara Falls — 2 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 21st (Tue), head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara.

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Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 58°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Wed).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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