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
— 3 nights
2
New York City
— 4 nights
3
Buffalo
— 1 night

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Make your Washington DC itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

San Jose to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to Washington DC. Traveling from San Jose in August, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and steep yourself in history at Federal Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to 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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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 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Buffalo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Buffalo at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

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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