10 days in New York State Itinerary

10 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner

Make it your trip
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, take a memorable tour with Maid of the Mist, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls driving holiday planner.

Chicago to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from Chicago in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Vitrix Hot Glass Studio, then get a taste of the local shopping with West End Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Watkins Glen, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake George

— 1 night

Queen of the American Lakes

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 3rd (Thu), explore the activities along Lake George, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Wax 'n' Wix, and finally identify plant and animal life at Prospect Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake George trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Lake George takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lake George are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Hyde Park

— 1 night
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, get advice or help at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, and finally snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Hyde Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hyde Park can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can drive from Hyde Park to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.