46 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Halifax Itinerary

46 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Halifax Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 9 nights
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:  6 h 30 min
6
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate White Water Walk and St. Mark's Anglican Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Konzelmann Estate Winery and Niagara River Recreation Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Long Point (in Port Rowan), Turkey Point Watersports (in Turkey Point) and Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area (in Bowmanville). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, get to know the resident critters at Bird Kingdom, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel, and explore and take pictures at Niagara Falls Canada.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Niagara Falls is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, you will find days in Niagara Falls are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Dover, Welland International Flatwater Centre, Long Point, St. George's Anglican Church, Guelph
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Konzelmann Estate Winery ©
Konzelmann Estate Winery

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and SS Atlantic Heritage Park. Get in touch with nature at Burntcoat Head Park and Hope For Wildlife. Venture out of the city with trips to Walton Lighthouse (in Walton), Lunenburg (The Lunenburg Makery & St. John's Anglican Church) and That Dutchman's Cheese Farm (in Upper Economy). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, enjoy the sand and surf at Lawrencetown Beach, and take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halifax trip planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Halifax in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Niagara Falls in September, plan for slightly colder days in Halifax, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Sullivan's Pond, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Walton Lighthouse, Lawrencetown Beach
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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 in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and The American Bicycle Rental Company. Visit Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Port Hudson State Historic Site (in Jackson) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, &more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to New Orleans takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Halifax to New Orleans. Traveling from Halifax in September, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (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, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Port Hudson State Historic Site
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Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Laredo, United States

Laredo
On the 3rd (Tue), get outside with Laredo Lemurs Baseball, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall del Norte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Laredo road trip app.

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Laredo with the Route module. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Laredo are much warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Laredo

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Dry Tortugas National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery. When in Key West, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately Big Pine Key away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Laredo to Key West. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Laredo in October, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and William Floyd Estate. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Quogue to see Quogue Wildlife Refuge about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, stroll around The High Line, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are cooler (16°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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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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