12 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

12 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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12 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Niagara Falls, Canada
1
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Corning, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Lancaster, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
End: New York City, United States

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, enjoy some diversion at Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online travel planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Corning.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Peller Estates Winery
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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Corning, United States

Corning ©
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with West End Gallery, see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and then shop like a local with Vitrix Hot Glass Studio.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corning trip planning site .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Corning in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Corning, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Corning

Museums Shopping
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Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
West End Gallery ©
West End Gallery
Vitrix Hot Glass Studio ©
Vitrix Hot Glass Studio

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Lancaster, United States

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and then steep yourself in history at Wheatland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner.

You can drive from Corning to Lancaster in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Corning in September, Lancaster is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Washington DC, United States

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Empire State Building. On your second day here, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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