12 days in New York State Itinerary

12 days in New York State Itinerary

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12 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
New Paltz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Saranac Lake
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alexandria Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Penn Yan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For photos and more tourist information, use the New York City trip maker app .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to G. Steve Jordan Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Catskill Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Woodland Valley State Park, then hike along Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain, and then sample the fine beverages at Hudson Valley Distillers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Paltz road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from New York City to New Paltz takes 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in New Paltz, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Saranac Lake.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, Hudson Valley Distillers, Catskill Park, Woodland Valley State Park, Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Hudson Valley Distillers ©
Hudson Valley Distillers

3
nights
Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake ©
Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paul Smith's College VIC and Coney Mountain Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Castle Rock Trail and Mount Van Hoevenberg. Step out of Saranac Lake with an excursion to Lake Lila Primitive Area in Long Lake--about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: glide through natural beauty at Jack Rabbit Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saranac Lake trip itinerary planner .

Drive from New Paltz to Saranac Lake in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New Paltz in April, with highs in Saranac Lake at 49°F and lows at 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Saranac Lake

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Placid, Coney Mountain Trail, Paul Smith's College VIC, Castle Rock Trail, Lake Lila Primitive Area
Highlights from your plan
Paul Smith's College VIC ©
Paul Smith's College VIC
Lake Lila Primitive Area ©
Lake Lila Primitive Area
Coney Mountain Trail ©
Coney Mountain Trail

2
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head off the coast to Frederic Remington Art Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Zenda Farms Preserve, and then glide through natural beauty at Otter Creek Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Otter Creek WInery, sample the fine beverages at Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Wellesley Island State Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Minna Anthony Common Nature Center.

Plan trip to Alexandria Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Saranac Lake to Alexandria Bay in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Alexandria Bay when traveling from Saranac Lake in April, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Penn Yan.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellesley Island State Park, Otter Creek WInery, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Zenda Farms Preserve, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Frederic Remington Art Museum ©
Frederic Remington Art Museum
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center ©
Otter Creek Preserve ©
Otter Creek Preserve

2
nights
Penn Yan

Penn Yan ©
Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Boundary Breaks Winery, learn about winemaking at Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake, learn about winemaking at Lime Berry Winery, do a tasting at Weis Vineyards, then do a tasting at Domaine Leseurre Winery, and finally do a tasting at Keuka Lake Wine Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Penn Yan trip planner.

Getting from Alexandria Bay to Penn Yan by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penn Yan

Wineries Classes Shopping

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake, Corning Museum of Glass, Boundary Breaks Winery, Watkins Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake ©
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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