10 days in New York State Itinerary

10 days in New York State Itinerary

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10 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Palmyra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Niagara Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
New Paltz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Blue Mountain Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Syracuse

2
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): trek along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, get engrossed in the history at Valentown Museum, then contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palmyra tour planner .

Syracuse to Palmyra is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Palmyra are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, Valentown Museum
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Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm
Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site
Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm ©
Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm

few
hours
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Palmyra to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Domaine Leseurre Winery, then trek along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, then do a tasting at Hunt Country Vineyards, and finally admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then learn about winemaking at Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Havana Glen Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Havana Glen Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Hunt Country Vineyards, Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars, Domaine Leseurre Winery
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Hunt Country Vineyards ©
Hunt Country Vineyards
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

1
night
New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then admire the masterpieces at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Paltz travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Watkins Glen to New Paltz by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake George.

Things to do in New Paltz

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get your game on at Oscar's Smoke House, get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions, and then take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake George, do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, then have some family-friendly fun at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, and finally get your game on at Around the World Miniature Golf.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lake George vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from New Paltz to Lake George takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Blue Mountain Lake.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Square Eddy Expeditions, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, Oscar's Smoke House
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Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
Oscar's Smoke House ©
Oscar's Smoke House

1
night
Blue Mountain Lake

Blue Mountain Lake ©
Blue Mountain Lake is a rural hamlet in the Town of Indian Lake of Hamilton County, New York at the intersection of New York Routes 28 and 30. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the activities along Blue Mountain Lake, get engrossed in the history at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then hike along Castle Rock Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Blue Mountain Lake day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Blue Mountain Lake takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lake George in July, expect Blue Mountain Lake to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Blue Mountain Lake

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Mountain Lake
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1
night
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Barnyard Swing, then see the interesting displays at The Farmers' Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cooperstown road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Blue Mountain Lake to Cooperstown takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cooperstown when traveling from Blue Mountain Lake in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Holy Trinity Monastery
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Barnyard Swing ©
Barnyard Swing
Holy Trinity Monastery ©
Holy Trinity Monastery
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

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