12 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

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

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Over The Falls Tours. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the top attractions with Over The Falls Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Walden Galleria Mall, then look for gifts at Marilla Country Store, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planner .

New York City to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marilla Country Store, Walden Galleria Mall
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Walden Galleria Mall ©
Walden Galleria Mall
Over The Falls Tours ©
Over The Falls Tours
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

9
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.
Visiting Fire Island National Seashore and Ponquogue Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Gateway National Recreation and Long Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo, and tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Long Beach, Fire Island National Seashore, Gateway National Recreation, Jones Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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