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

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

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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary maker.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Forest Lawn (in Buffalo), Jamestown (Fenton History Center & Lake View Cemetery) and Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Niagara State Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls visit app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums