11 days in New York State Itinerary

11 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State itinerary maker

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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Schenectady
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly

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New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Schenectady.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Schenectady

— 2 nights
A short drive from the state capital, Schenectady remains best known as General Electric's birthplace.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Central Park Rose Garden, then join in the after-dark buzz at Mountain Ridge Adventure, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Flats Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, then paddle through the water with Kayak Shak, and then try to win big at Saratoga Race Course.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Schenectady road trip website.

Traveling by car from New York City to Schenectady takes 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Schenectady: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to North Creek.

Things to do in Schenectady

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

North Creek

— 1 night
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. On the 10th (Mon), go for a walk through North Creek Mosaic Project, then get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our North Creek trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Schenectady to North Creek in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Schenectady in August, plan for slightly colder nights in North Creek, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in North Creek

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, get interesting insight from Maid of the Mist, stroll through Devil's Hole State Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

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You can drive from North Creek to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

New York State travel guide

4.5
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.