12 days in New York State Itinerary

12 days in New York State Itinerary

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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Rochester
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Rochester
— 1 night
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Saratoga Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bethel
— 1 night
Drive
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Virgil
— 1 night
Drive
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Corning
— 1 night
Drive
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Chautauqua
— 2 nights
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Drive to Erie International Tom Ridge Field, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Liberty

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Rochester — 1 night

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll around Highland Park and then take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll through Lazy Acre Alpacas.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rochester vacation planner.

Liberty to Rochester is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Liberty to Rochester. In April, Rochester is a bit cooler than Liberty - with highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cooperstown.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Cooperstown — 1 night

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Farmers' Museum and then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cooperstown day trip planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Cooperstown in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saratoga Springs.
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Museums

Saratoga Springs — 2 nights

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
On the 11th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, then stroll around Congress Park, and then stroll around Hudson Crossing Park. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol and then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saratoga Springs driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cooperstown to Saratoga Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cooperstown in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saratoga Springs, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Woodstock.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Woodstock — 2 nights

Woodstock is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 13th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at A Day Away Kayak Rentals, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Overlook Mountain, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Transfiguration Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then get engrossed in the history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Woodstock journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to Woodstock takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Saratoga Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Woodstock: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bethel.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure
Side Trips

Bethel — 1 night

On the 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Museum at Bethel Woods, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Superior, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Superior State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bethel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Bethel takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Woodstock in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bethel: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Virgil.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Virgil — 1 night

Virgil is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. On the 16th (Sat), cool off at Cascades Indoor Waterpark and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Virgil trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bethel to Virgil in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Virgil can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corning.
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Corning — 1 night

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Corning road trip planning website.

Drive from Virgil to Corning in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Corning can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You will leave for Chautauqua on the 17th (Sun).
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Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Chautauqua — 2 nights

Chautauqua is a town and lake resort community in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Chautauqua Bookstore and then deepen your understanding at Chautauqua Institution. Keep things going the next day: walk around Panama Rocks Scenic Park, then see the interesting displays at National Comedy Center, and then stroll around Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chautauqua trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Corning to Chautauqua takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Corning in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Chautauqua, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
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.
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