9 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Train to Toronto, Fly to Sault Ste Marie, Drive to Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online visit planner.

Atlanta to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 10th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls route maker.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, make a trip to Fort Holmes, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, car, bus, and ferry from Niagara Falls to Mackinac Island takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in June, with highs in Mackinac Island at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.