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

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

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

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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 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo planning site.

San Francisco to Buffalo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buffalo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

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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

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.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning tool.

Getting from Buffalo to New York City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

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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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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