17 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Brooklyn Itinerary

17 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Brooklyn Itinerary

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17 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Brooklyn Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Brooklyn
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: New York City

5
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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 Top of the Rock, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

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

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On your second day here, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino and then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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New York City

New York City ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Philadelphia (Barnes Foundation & Independence Hall). See some other sides of New York City: contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, walk around Bryant Park, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Philadelphia
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Broadway ©
Broadway

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll around Brooklyn Bridge Park and then get your game on at Coney Island. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Travel Store, then get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn day trip planning site .

Brooklyn is very close to New York City. In October in Brooklyn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Coney Island ©
Coney Island

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