25 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

25 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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25 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 21 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and DM Weil Gallery. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout), Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, stroll through Lido Beach, and trek along East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Long Beach, Westhampton Beach, Black Creek Preserve, Tyler State Park, Bayard Cutting Arboretum
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Head to Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA and Walden Galleria Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls. When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in Buffalo, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 19°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria Mall, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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