12 days in New York State Itinerary

12 days in New York State Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
3
Rochester
— 3 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticksfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to New York City, you'll gain 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

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Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7
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Neighborhood
Times Square
3.9

2
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Buffalo

Buffalo ©

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Niagara Gorge Trail and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo travel route planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Buffalo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Buffalo at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Hiking Trail
Niagara Gorge Trail
4.7

3
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Rochester

Rochester ©

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play and then get answers to all your questions at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, contemplate the long history 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 see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rochester travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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History Museum
George Eastman Museum
4.7

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