9 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

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9 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

Start: Niagara Falls
1
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: Niagara Falls


5
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Family-friendly places like The Strong National Museum of Play and Aquarium of Niagara will thrill your kids. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex (in Buffalo), Letchworth State Park (in Castile) and Rochester (Seneca Park Zoo & Seabreeze Amusement Park). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, make a trip to Old Falls Street, and try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

Before you visit Niagara Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Niagara Falls. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rochester, Letchworth State Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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