8 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Niagara Falls at 38°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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