17 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Virginia Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Virginia Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Virginia Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Edinburgh

7
days
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.
Relax by the water at Ponquogue Beach and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Belmar Beach (in Belmar) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and examine the collection at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Belmar Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Long Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Walden Galleria, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
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Walden Galleria ©
Walden Galleria

5
days
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Head to Yankee Candle and The Cotton Ginfor some retail therapy. Historic St. Luke's Church Museum and Jamestown Settlement are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum (in Corolla), Williamsburg (Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg, & more) and Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills). There's much more to do: stroll through Virginia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and buy something for everyone on your list at Virginia Beach Antique Mall.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip generator.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Niagara Falls to Virginia Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in July; daily highs in Virginia Beach reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Historic St. Luke's Church Museum, The Cotton Gin, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic St. Luke's Church Museum
Historic St. Luke's Church Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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