36 days in New York State Itinerary

36 days in New York State Itinerary

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36 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Patchogue
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Southampton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hyde Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Pine Hill
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Watkins Glen
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: San Francisco

14
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and West Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Venture out of the city with trips to Tobay Beach (in Massapequa), Long Beach (Long Beach & Lido West Beach) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary maker app .

San Francisco to New York City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patchogue.

Things to do in New York City

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Long Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Tobay Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Patchogue

Patchogue ©
Patchogue is a village on the south shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fire Island National Seashore and Corey Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patchogue: Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook) and Cedar Beach (in Mount Sinai).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Patchogue trip builder site .

Traveling by car from New York City to Patchogue takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Patchogue dip to 60°F. You'll set off for Southampton on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Patchogue

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Cedar Beach, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Corey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fire Island National Seashore ©
Fire Island National Seashore
Corey Beach ©
Corey Beach
Cedar Beach ©
Cedar Beach

4
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton Village is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sparkling Pointe and Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. We've included these beaches for you: Ponquogue Beach and Gin Beach. Explore Southampton's surroundings by going to Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Orient Beach State Park (in Orient) and Ditch Plains (in Montauk). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cooper's Beach and stroll through Meschutt Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Southampton day trip planner.

Getting from Patchogue to Southampton by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Patchogue in September, you will find days in Southampton are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Southampton

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Montauk, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Sparkling Pointe, Orient Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Ditch Plains ©
Ditch Plains
Sparkling Pointe ©
Sparkling Pointe

4
nights
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Head to DM Weil Gallery and Woodbury Common Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. When in Hyde Park, make a side trip to see Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Southampton to Hyde Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Southampton in October, Hyde Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pine Hill.

Things to do in Hyde Park

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

DM Weil Gallery, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Olana State Historic Site, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

4
nights
Pine Hill

Pine Hill ©
Pine Hill is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the western part of the town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard and Crossgates Mall. Get some cultural insight at Amorici Vineyard and Northeast Classic Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pine Hill: Colonie Center (in Colonie), Albany (New York State Executive Mansion & Albany Pine Bush Preserve) and Overlook Mountain (in Woodstock). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Belleayre Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pine Hill driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Hyde Park to Pine Hill in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hyde Park in October, expect nights in Pine Hill to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Pine Hill

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Albany, Overlook Mountain, Colonie Center, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Northeast Classic Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Belleayre Beach ©
Belleayre Beach
Amorici Vineyard ©
Amorici Vineyard

5
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Heron Hill Winery (in Hammondsport) and Fillmore Glen State Park (in Moravia). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen travel site .

Traveling by car from Pine Hill to Watkins Glen takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Burdett, Dundee, Red Newt Cellars, Taughannock Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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