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

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

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1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
2
New York City
— 3 nights
3
Buffalo
— 1 night

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app.

San Francisco to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Washington DC at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Empire State Building. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

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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

1
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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 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo trip itinerary maker tool.

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 a bit cooler in Buffalo: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
St Joseph's Cathedral
St Joseph's Cathedral

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