60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

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60 days in New York State Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly + bus:  25​h
Niagara Falls
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
Henrietta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Watkins Glen
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Lake Placid
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h
Noyack
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Great River
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
South Salem
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
New York City
— 15 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 15​min
Auckland Central

8
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Niagara Falls and Devil's Hole State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama), Eternal Flame Falls (in Orchard Park) and Buffalo (Tifft Nature Preserve & Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls vacation planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Niagara Falls is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to Niagara Falls. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Henrietta.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buffalo, Niagara Jet Adventures, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Eternal Flame Falls
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

5
days
Henrietta

Henrietta
Henrietta is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States and a suburb of Rochester. Get outdoors at Tinker Nature Park and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Let the collections at Genesee Country Village & Museum and New York Museum of Transportation capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Henrietta: Stony Brook State Park (in Dansville), Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum (in Sodus Point) and Chimney Bluffs State Park (in Wolcott). There's still lots to do: tee off at Ravenwood Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Stone-Tolan House, and glide through natural beauty at Powder Mills Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Henrietta trip generator.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Henrietta in 1.5 hours. In June in Henrietta, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Henrietta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Powder Mills Park, Stony Brook State Park, Stone-Tolan House, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
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Tinker Nature Park
Tinker Nature Park
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site

5
days
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Watkins Glen State Park and Sanctuary Farm. Museum-lovers will appreciate Northeast Classic Car Museum and Corning Museum of Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Watkins Glen side-trips: Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars (in Trumansburg), Auburn (Schweinfurth Art Center & Seward House Museum) and Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (in Seneca Falls). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Watkins Glen itinerary planner.

You can drive from Henrietta to Watkins Glen in 1.5 hours. July in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dundee, Hector, Auburn, Hammondsport, Damiani Wine Cellars
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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass

7
days
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Get some historical perspective at Crown Point State Historic Site and John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Get outdoors at Moffitt Beach and Wild Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Placid: Point Au Roches State Park (in Plattsburgh), Lake George (Adirondack Winery, Lake George Olive Oil Company, & more) and Ausable Chasm (in Keeseville). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adirondack Mountains, stroll through Whiteface Mountain, and glide through natural beauty at Paul Smith's College VIC.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lake Placid trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Lake Placid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Watkins Glen in July, things will get a bit cooler in Lake Placid: highs are around 29°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Noyack.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake George, Moffitt Beach, Adirondack Mountains, Crown Point State Historic Site, The Wild Center
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The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Moffitt Beach ©
Moffitt Beach

5
days
Noyack

Noyack ©
Noyack is a hamlet and census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Visit Ponquogue Beach and Cooper's Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Cupsogue Beach County Park and Meschutt Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noyack: Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Montauk (Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course & Ditch Plains). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Orient Beach State Park, learn about winemaking at Mattebella Vineyards, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Noyack travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Lake Placid to Noyack by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Lake Placid in July, Noyack is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Great River.

Things to do in Noyack

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hampton Bays, Montauk, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Mattebella Vineyards, Wölffer Estate Vineyard
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Orient Beach State Park
Orient Beach State Park
Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge

5
days
Great River

Great River
Great River is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Fire Island National Seashore and Tobay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Great River side-trips: William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach), The Adventure Park at Long Island (in Wheatley Heights) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, get outside with The WaterFront Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Sunken Meadow State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Great River itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noyack to Great River takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to South Salem.

Things to do in Great River

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Tobay Beach, Jones Beach State Park, The WaterFront Center, The Adventure Park at Long Island
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Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore
Jones Beach State Park ©
Jones Beach State Park
Bayard Cutting Arboretum ©
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

5
days
South Salem

South Salem
South Salem is a hamlet in Lewisboro, Westchester County, New York. Get outdoors at Wolf Conservation Center and Falling Waters Preserve. Visit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from South Salem: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining), Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville) and Sunfrost Farm (in Woodstock). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Dressel Farms and admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Salem trip planner.

Drive from Great River to South Salem in 2 hours. Traveling from Great River in July, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in South Salem. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in South Salem

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Sunfrost Farm, Falling Waters Preserve, Teatown Lake Reservation, Dressel Farms
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Conservation Center
Wolf Conservation Center
Teatown Lake Reservation
Teatown Lake Reservation

15
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Salem to New York City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from South Salem in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Long Beach, Sands Point Preserve
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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