12 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

12 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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12 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

8
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Greenwich Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mantoloking Beach and Bay Head Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton), Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Allenhurst Beach Club (in Allenhurst). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinnecock East County Park, take a stroll through Dumbo, explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, and explore and take pictures at Central Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker site .

In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Mantoloking Beach, Grounds For Sculpture, Bay Head Beach
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2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 28th (Wed), hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 61°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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