9 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State itinerary planner
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Niagara Falls
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New York City
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Niagara Falls — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Niagara Jet Adventures and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Forest Lawn (in Buffalo), Olcott Beach Carousel Park (in Olcott) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and see the sights in a new way with Buffalo Touring Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Durham to Niagara Falls is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durham in July: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City visit planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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