13 days in New York State, North Smithfield & Newport Itinerary

13 days in New York State, North Smithfield & Newport Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Smithfield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Paltz
— 2 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
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New York City
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at One World Observatory. Keep things going the next day: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and finally get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online visit planner.

Los Angeles to New York City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to North Smithfield.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

North Smithfield

— 2 nights
North Smithfield is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, settled as a farming community in 1666 and incorporated into its present form in 1871. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): experience rural life at The Big Apple Farm, then experience rural life at Phantom Farms, then relax in the rural setting at Jaswell’s Farm, and finally experience rural life at Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Southwick's Zoo, then immerse yourself in nature at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, and then relax in the rural setting at West End Creamery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read North Smithfield trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from New York City to North Smithfield takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect North Smithfield to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in North Smithfield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of Marble House, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, then contemplate the long history of The Elms, then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co..

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Getting from North Smithfield to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Smithfield in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Newport, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

New Paltz

— 2 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, get lost in a book at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Huguenot Street, then view the masterpieces at CronArtUSA Ryan Cronin, and finally don't miss a visit to G. Steve Jordan Gallery. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, then hike along The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Paltz travel route builder.

Getting from Newport to New Paltz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Newport in October, plan for little chillier nights in New Paltz, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New Paltz

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 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 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Tuscarora Heroes Monument.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Paltz to Niagara Falls. October in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watkins Glen trip planner.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

On the 23rd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Watkins Glen in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

New York State travel guide

4.5
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.