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

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

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

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. On the 26th (Tue), plan a day focused around Central Park. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The High Line, examine the collection at New York Public Library, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City travel planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport and Stewart International Airport. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Niagara Falls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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