46 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Halifax Itinerary

46 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Halifax Itinerary

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46 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Halifax Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 9 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Halifax, Canada
— 9 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
New Orleans, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Laredo, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
5
Key West, United States
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
6
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

9
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and White Water Walk. Visit Niagara River Recreation Trail and St. George's Anglican Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area (in Bowmanville), Turkey Point Watersports (in Turkey Point) and Long Point (in Port Rowan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, stroll through Niagara Glen Nature Areas, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and grab your bike and head to Lynn Valley Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Niagara Falls is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Niagara Falls is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Dover, Long Point, Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area, Grand River Rafting Company
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Grand River Rafting Company ©
Grand River Rafting Company

9
nights
Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Get some historical perspective at Grand-Pré National Historic Site and St. John's Anglican Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Walton Lighthouse (in Walton), SS Atlantic Heritage Park Society (in Terence Bay) and Noel (Burntcoat Head Park & Burntcoat Head Park). Spend the 21st (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hope For Wildlife, experience rural life at That Dutchman's Farm, take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and stop by The Lunenburg Makery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halifax trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Halifax in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Halifax, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Lawrencetown Beach, Hope For Wildlife, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Grand Pre National Historic Site
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
SS Atlantic Heritage Park ©
SS Atlantic Heritage Park

8
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Louis Cathedral and French Quarter. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & St. Joseph Plantation), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Royal Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary maker.

You can fly from Halifax to New Orleans in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Halifax, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Laredo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Saint Francisville, Port Hudson State Historic Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Laredo, United States

Laredo ©
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get outside with Laredo Lemurs Baseball, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall del Norte, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Laredo trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Orleans to Laredo. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Laredo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Laredo

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites
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Mall del Norte ©
Mall del Norte
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral ©
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral

9
nights
Key West, United States

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Fort Zachary Taylor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Key West custom trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Laredo to Key West with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Laredo in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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 The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quogue Wildlife Refuge and William Floyd Estate. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through Central Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip generator.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Quogue Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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