12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Ithaca
— 3 nights
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
4
Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning), Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen) and Note Fragrances FLX (in Hector). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, gain insight at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, admire the sheer force of Ithaca Waterfalls, and explore the activities along Cayuga Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ithaca road trip planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ithaca. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen State Park, Note Fragrances FLX, Taughannock Falls State Park, Lively Run Dairy
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Elmlawn Memorial Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then don't miss a visit to Canalside, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Buffalo Zoo, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, and finally walk around Patriots and Heroes Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Patriots and Heroes Park, Elmlawn Memorial Park
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Canalside ©
Canalside
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, get interesting insight from Maid of the Mist, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures

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Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Alexandria Bay is known for museums, nature, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House, step off the mainland to explore Heart Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Zenda Farms Preserve, and snap pictures at Thousand Islands Bridge.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay planning site.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Alexandria Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and car. In July in Alexandria Bay, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Clayton
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Thousand Islands ©
Thousand Islands
Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Heart Island ©
Heart Island

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