8 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Niagara Falls Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Gateway National Recreation and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Longwood Gardens, and then wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then steep yourself in history at Powel House.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Attractions like Cave of the Winds and Three Sisters Island make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Devil's Hole State Park and Bridal Veil Falls. There's more to do: get all the information you need at One Niagara Welcome Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors