20 days in Niagara Falls, New York City & Raquette Lake Itinerary

20 days in Niagara Falls, New York City & Raquette Lake Itinerary

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20 days in Niagara Falls, New York City & Raquette Lake Itinerary

Start: Raquette Lake
Drive:  5​h
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Raquette Lake
— 15 nights
End: Raquette Lake

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, make a trip to Old Falls Street, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On the next day, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls day trip planning app .

Raquette Lake to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Raquette Lake in August, Niagara Falls is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Casinos
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

2
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've now added Statue of Liberty National Monument to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and then don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Central Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning app .

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Raquette Lake.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

15
nights
Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake ©
Raquette Lake is a hamlet in the Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York, United States.The community is on New York State Route 28 on the west side of Raquette Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raquette Lake: Saratoga Monument (in Victory Mills), The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom (in Queensbury) and Alexandria Bay (Heart Island, Thousand Islands, & more). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Antique Boat Museum, admire the natural beauty at Landis Arboretum, Head underground at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, and take in the awesome beauty at Whiteface Mountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Raquette Lake trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from New York City to Raquette Lake in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Raquette Lake, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raquette Lake

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilmington, Old Forge, Alexandria Bay, Utica, Speculator
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Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Thousand Islands ©
Thousand Islands
Antique Boat Museum ©
Antique Boat Museum