13 days in New York State Itinerary

13 days in New York State Itinerary

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13 days in New York State Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Hampton Bays
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
London

3
days
New York City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Strand Bookstore. Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City itinerary builder site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. December in New York City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
days
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then stop by Wax 'n Wix, and then stop by Lake George Olive Oil Company. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffitt Beach, look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore, and then stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lake George road trip planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Lake George by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Lake George are little chillier (1°C), and nights are much colder (-9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs, Moffitt Beach
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Moffitt Beach ©
Moffitt Beach
Northshire Bookstore ©
Northshire Bookstore
Wax 'n Wix
Wax 'n Wix

3
days
Lake Placid

Lake Placid
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Paul Smith's College VIC and Whiteface Mountain. Do your shopping at Just Bead It and The Adirondack Popcorn Co.. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilmington Town Beach, stop by Lake Placid Gourmet, do a tasting at Swedish Hill Winery Lake Placid, and have some family-friendly fun at Boots & Birdies.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Placid trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. December in Lake Placid sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hampton Bays.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wilmington, Paul Smith's College VIC
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Paul Smith's College VIC
Paul Smith's College VIC
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake

2
days
Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays
Hampton Bays is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore, look for gifts at Amazing Olive, and then learn about winemaking at Lenz Winery. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ponquogue Beach, stop by Hildreth's Home Goods, and then take in the exciting artwork at Alex Ferrone Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hampton Bays online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Hampton Bays takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lake Placid in December: high temperatures in Hampton Bays hover around 7°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hampton Bays

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amazing Olive, Hildreth's Home Goods, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Lenz Winery, Fire Island National Seashore
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Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Lenz Winery
Lenz Winery

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