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: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Niagara Aerospace Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Observation Tower & Bridal Veil Falls) and The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Buffalo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: highs in Buffalo hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, The Strong National Museum of Play
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Niagara Aerospace Museum ©
Niagara Aerospace Museum

8
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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 1:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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