12 days in New York State & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

12 days in New York State & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights

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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City holiday maker tool.

Phoenix to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in July, plan for colder days in New York City, with highs around 86°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, stroll through Devil's Hole State Park, and go for a walk through Goat Island.

Plan a Niagara Falls trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, cool off at Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, then head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, stroll through Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix route app.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Phoenix by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Phoenix. In July, Phoenix is warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 106°F and lows of 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses