7 days in San Jose, Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

7 days in San Jose, Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in San Jose, Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of San Jose City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, and finally stroll through Bean Hollow State Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Jose route builder site .

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pescadero, Tall Trees Grove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach ©

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner .

Fly from San Jose to Niagara Falls in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Jose to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

3
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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