17 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

17 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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17 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Ithaca, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, New York City is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally deepen your understanding at Georgetown University.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Ithaca, United States

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Namgyal Monastery, immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Johnson Museum of Art, then get curious at Sciencenter, and then admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ithaca trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway, bus, and flight from Washington DC to Ithaca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Ithaca reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

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Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Sciencenter ©
Sciencenter

2
nights
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
On the 15th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls day trip tool .

Getting from Ithaca to Niagara Falls by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

5
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Discovery Cove and SeaWorld Orlando. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, stroll the grounds of Greenwood Cemetery, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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