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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, shop like a local with Walden Galleria Mall, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Walden Galleria Mall
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ponquogue Beach and Ocean Grove Beach. Head to Fifth Avenue and Astor Wines & Spiritsfor plenty of shopping. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Long Beach (in Long Beach), Sandy Hook (Gunnison Beach & Gateway National Recreation) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary site .

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, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandy Hook, Belmar Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Bronx Zoo, Ocean Grove Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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