5 days in New York City, Yellowstone National Park & Niagara Falls Itinerary

5 days in New York City, Yellowstone National Park & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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5 days in New York City, Yellowstone National Park & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Newark
Drive:  30​min
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— Few hours
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip tool .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Wraith Falls ©
Wraith Falls

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then admire the majestic nature at Hamlin Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tifft Nature Preserve and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Niagara Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tifft Nature Preserve, Hamlin Beach State Park
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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