12 days in New York State & Intercourse Itinerary

12 days in New York State & Intercourse Itinerary

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12 days in New York State & Intercourse Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Lake George
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hyde Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Intercourse
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Oakwood Cemetery and Feeder Canal Trail are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Eshqua Bog Natural Area and New England Falconry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Holy Trinity Monastery (in Jordanville), Fort Herkimer Church (in Mohawk) and Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site (in Fort Hunter). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Ledge Rock Hill Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lake George Distilling Company, witness the site of a historic battle at Hubbardton Battlefield, and explore the activities along Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake George trip itinerary planning website .

Los Angeles to Lake George is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lake George due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lake George, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Lake George

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

New England Falconry, Oakwood Cemetery, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Feeder Canal Trail ©
Feeder Canal Trail
Ledge Rock Hill Winery ©
Ledge Rock Hill Winery
New England Falconry ©
New England Falconry

2
nights
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. On the 10th (Wed), hike along The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, then steep yourself in history at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuang Yen Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Wilderstein Historic Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Train Station, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Stone Church.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hyde Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lake George to Hyde Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Hyde Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, Wilderstein Historic Site, Chuang Yen Monastery
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Mark Twain's Grave, do a tasting at Pleasant Valley Wine Company, get engrossed in the history at Finger Lakes Boating Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Champlin Beach Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Castel Grisch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Domaine Leseurre Winery, do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery, learn about winemaking at Weis Vineyards, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Garrett Memorial Chapel, then do a tasting at Kemmeter Wines, and finally do a tasting at Buttonwood Grove Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen trip planner .

Drive from Hyde Park to Watkins Glen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hyde Park in July since evenings lows in Watkins Glen dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Note Fragrances FLX, Buttonwood Grove Winery, Mark Twain's Grave, Garrett Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Finger Lakes Boating Museum ©
Finger Lakes Boating Museum
Boundary Breaks Winery ©
Boundary Breaks Winery
Weis Vineyards ©
Weis Vineyards

3
nights
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. You've now added Amish Country to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Amish Country, contemplate the long history of Newlin Grist Mill, steep yourself in history at Old Library Museum, steep yourself in history at Dutch House Museum and Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immanuel Episcopal Church, and finally do a tasting at Penns Woods Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at American Military Edged Weaponry Museum, examine the collection at The Quilt Museum, then make a trip to The Old Candle Barn, then browse the different shops at Mad Hatter Antique Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Conrad Weiser Homestead.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Intercourse trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Intercourse in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Watkins Glen in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Intercourse, with lows of 66°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Intercourse

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

New Castle, Mad Hatter Antique Mall, Penns Woods Winery, Amish Country, Conrad Weiser Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Newlin Grist Mill ©
Newlin Grist Mill
Penns Woods Winery ©
Penns Woods Winery
Immanuel Episcopal Church ©
Immanuel Episcopal Church

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