8 days in New York State Itinerary

8 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Washington


Niagara Falls — 2 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Family-friendly places like Niagara Jet Adventures and Walking tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls journey planner.

Washington to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington in July, you will find days in Niagara Falls are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

New York City — 5 nights

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 Empire State Building. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll through The High Line, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in July, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New York State travel guide

Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.