21 days in New York City, Albany & Niagara Falls Itinerary

21 days in New York City, Albany & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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21 days in New York City, Albany & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of New York State Museum, get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, and then explore the world behind art at The Clark Art Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Norman Rockwell Museum, then walk around Washington Park, and then ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Albany. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Clark Art Institute, Norman Rockwell Museum
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

3
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 The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls itinerary maker .

Drive from Albany to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Niagara Jet Adventures, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, The Strong National Museum of Play
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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