12 days in New York State & Montreal Itinerary

12 days in New York State & Montreal Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Ferry + Foot + Tram + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Niagara Falls, United States
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
9/11 Memorial and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, then get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montreal trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Montreal in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Montreal is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica

3
nights
Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Escape the urban bustle at Cave of the Winds and Niagara Wine Trail USA. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and train from Montreal to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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