15 days in New York State Itinerary

15 days in New York State Itinerary

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15 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + train:  19​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai


2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, and engage your brain at Niagara Aerospace Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls day trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Niagara Falls is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Niagara Falls. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Aerospace Museum ©
Niagara Aerospace Museum
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Family-friendly places like The Strong National Museum of Play and Book of Mormon Publication Site will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra), Hammondsport (Pleasant Valley Wine Company & Glenn H. Curtiss Museum) and S-Cruise by Smartboat (in New York City). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Sun) at Seabreeze Amusement Park. There's more to do: do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip site .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Palmyra, S-Cruise by Smartboat
Highlights from your plan
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel planner .

Getting from Rochester to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rochester in January, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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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