16 days in New York State & Pennsylvania Itinerary

16 days in New York State & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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16 days in New York State & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
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, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Manchester, UK to Niagara Falls is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Gettysburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Bury The Hatchet Bensalem (in Bensalem). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia attractions planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Gettysburg in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park

6
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: make a trip to Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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