8 days in New York State & Cuenca Itinerary

8 days in New York State & Cuenca Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Drive:  30 min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+3
Subway + Train + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
2
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, visit Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip maker.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

2
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, thenexplore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and then explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de las flores, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cuenca trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway, train, flight, and car from New York City to Cuenca in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Cuenca at 72°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Nature Parks
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Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
El Museo de Las Conceptas ©
El Museo de Las Conceptas

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