18 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

18 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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18 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 14 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

14
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronx Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Belmar Beach, Compo Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then shop like a local with Walden Galleria Mall, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Niagara Falls to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria Mall
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Walden Galleria Mall ©
Walden Galleria Mall
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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