10 days in Washington DC, New York City & Buffalo Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, New York City & Buffalo Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC, New York City & Buffalo Itinerary

Start: San Jose
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: San Jose

3
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning app .

San Jose to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from San Jose in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through The High Line, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and finally Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buffalo holiday planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Buffalo at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara

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