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

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

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Washington DC
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Buffalo
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and White House. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

San Jose to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in September, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online holiday planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. 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 ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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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, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and finally Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Buffalo travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Buffalo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Buffalo: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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