11 days in New York City, Brooklyn & Niagara Falls Itinerary

11 days in New York City, Brooklyn & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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11 days in New York City, Brooklyn & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Brooklyn
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes M&M'S World New York, Children's Museum of Manhattan, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cyclone Roller Coaster Coney Island NY, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Coney Island USA. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): find something for the whole family at The Cyclone Roller Coaster Coney Island NY, then meet the residents at Bronx Zoo, then stroll through Prospect Park, and finally stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Yankee Stadium, then see the interesting displays at New York Transit Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and finally take in the waterfront at Coney Island USA.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brooklyn day trip planner.

Brooklyn is very close to New York City. In April in Brooklyn, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bronx
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Coney Island ©
Coney Island

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brooklyn to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Brooklyn - with highs of 55°F and lows of 35°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Buffalo
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino

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