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

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

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

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  16​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls online route planner .

Minneapolis to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Shopping Nature
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish ©
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Governors Island National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Kalustyan's. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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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 June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Gateway National Recreation
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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