15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Syracuse
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Anchorage

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Make the 23rd (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Family Cathedral, and trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage travel route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Anchorage. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Niagara Falls takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train. Traveling from Anchorage to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in September: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 75°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Bird Island Pier, then examine the collection at Buffalo Religious Arts Center, then admire the striking features of One M&T Plaza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then get outside with Great Baehre Swamp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Peter & Paul Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo trip itinerary builder site .

Buffalo is just a stone's throw from Niagara Falls. In September, daytime highs in Buffalo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Saints Peter & Paul Church, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Saints Peter & Paul Church ©
Saints Peter & Paul Church

5
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, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online vacation planner .

You can fly from Buffalo to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park, sample the fine beverages at 1911 Spirits, and then admire the striking features of Clinton Square.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Syracuse takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Syracuse at 63°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

1911 Spirits
Highlights from your plan
Clinton Square ©
Clinton Square

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