12 days in New York State Itinerary

12 days in New York State Itinerary

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12 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticks. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City itinerary builder website .

Bengaluru, India to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Buffalo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Buffalo to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rochester.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play and then take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery, then explore the galleries of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, then take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and finally examine the collection at Edgerton Model Railroad Room.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester travel route planner .

Getting from Buffalo to Rochester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Rochester, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schutt's Apple Mill, Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

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