12 days in New York State Itinerary

12 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State visit planner

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Ithaca
— 3 nights
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
Drive

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Ithaca

— 3 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning), Note Fragrances FLX (in Hector) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, deepen your understanding at Cornell University, explore the striking landscape of Stewart Park, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ithaca trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ithaca. In July, daytime highs in Ithaca are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Elmlawn Memorial Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then don't miss a visit to Canalside, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Buffalo Zoo, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, and finally walk around Patriots and Heroes Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, head outdoors with Maid of the Mist, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alexandria Bay

— 3 nights
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Alexandria Bay is known for museums, nature, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Boldt Castle and Yacht House, stroll through Antique Boat Museum, head off the coast to Wellesley Island, and take in the views from Thousand Islands Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Alexandria Bay vacation builder app.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Alexandria Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · 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.