12 days in Lake George & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Lake George & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Lake George & New York City Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
New York City
— 9 nights
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fort Ticonderoga and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shelving Rock Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the equipment you need at Ski Air Watersports, then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, then stop by Lake George Olive Oil Co., and finally look for gifts at Wax 'n Wix.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lake George online tour itinerary planner .

New York City to Lake George is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Lake George dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Lake George

Transportation Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga Olive Oil Company
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Shelving Rock Falls ©
Shelving Rock Falls
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga
Saratoga Olive Oil Company ©
Saratoga Olive Oil Company

9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Gateway National Recreation. Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson), Freehold Raceway Mall (in Freehold) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Conservation Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Times Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lake George in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Freehold Raceway Mall, Cattus Island County Park, Wolf Conservation Center, Amazing Olive, Lakota Wolf Preserve
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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