5 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

5 days in Niagara Falls & New York City Itinerary

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Niagara Falls
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New York City
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Niagara Falls

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, admire the majestic nature at Fort Niagara State Park, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Delaware Park, stroll around Larkin Square, then admire the sheer force of Eternal Flame Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Richardson Olmsted Campus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls sightseeing planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Niagara Falls. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 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.
Attractions like Speed Boats Tours and Jenkinson's Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Governors Island National Monument and Ocean Grove Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park (in Asbury Park) and Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Dumbo, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, admire the natural beauty at New York Botanical Garden, and head off the coast to Roosevelt Island.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 71°F.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips