13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  28​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Bronx
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Lake Placid
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  31​h
End: Perth

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to New York City is minus 13 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in New York City reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by The Travel Store, then take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island, then take an in-depth tour of Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brooklyn online day trip planner .

Brooklyn is just a short distance from New York City. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bronx.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Fun & Games Parks Shopping
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Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO ©

1
night
Bronx

Bronx ©
The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Flinn Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Square House Museum, and then meet the residents at Bronx Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bronx trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brooklyn to Bronx takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In February in Bronx, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Bronx

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flinn Gallery, Square House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Flinn Gallery ©
Flinn Gallery
Square House Museum ©
Square House Museum

1
night
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, get outside with Henry's Woods, and then deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station.

Make your Lake Placid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Bronx to Lake Placid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Bronx in February, plan for little chillier days in Lake Placid, with highs around -2°C, while nights are colder with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Whiteface Mountain Bike Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry's Woods ©
Henry's Woods

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, make a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station, take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Niagara Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Lake Placid in February, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation ©
Niagara Wine Trail USA ©
Niagara Wine Trail USA

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