8 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Toronto Itinerary

8 days in New York City, Niagara Falls & Toronto Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Niagara Falls, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
End: Toronto, Canada

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ireland Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and then wander the streets of The Distillery District.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Toronto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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