9 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Explore hidden gems such as Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of New York City to go to Hyde Park and see Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online vacation builder .

Seattle to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to New York City is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Hyde Park
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3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave of the Winds and Jell-O Gallery Museum. Appreciate the collections at Rock City Park and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, Jell-O Gallery Museum, Rock City Park, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Jell-O Gallery Museum ©
Jell-O Gallery Museum
Rock City Park ©
Rock City Park

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