40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
New York City
— 28 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  76​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then explore the galleries of Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip tool .

New York City to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Buffalo
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

28
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Gateway National Recreation and Ponquogue Beach. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial are in your itinerary. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Long Beach (in Long Beach) and Far Rockaway (Jacob Riis Park & Rockaway Beach). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City route planning tool .

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in September; daily highs in New York City reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Queens, Dingmans Ferry, Sandy Hook, Sands Point Preserve, Tobay Beach
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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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Half Dome has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 76 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon South Rim has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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