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

4
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.
Visiting Bronx Zoo and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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