4 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

4 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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4 days in New York City & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Richmond
train:  5​h
1
New York City
— 1 night
train:  5​h
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
End: Richmond

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Dumbo, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then go for a walk through Times Square, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder app .

Richmond to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, and finally learn about winemaking at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour itinerary 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. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lewiston, A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard ©
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard

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