14 days in New York State Itinerary

14 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive
5
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
6
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Cairo

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New York City

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Washington Square Park. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app.

Cairo, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Hyde Park

— 1 night
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, get engrossed in the history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park itinerary planning website.

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Hyde Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lake George

— 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): go for a walk through Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark, then immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, and then bet on a winner at Saratoga Race Course. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to Lake George takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Tours · Casinos

Side Trips

Cooperstown

— 1 night

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Otsego Lake and then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cooperstown visit planner.

You can drive from Lake George to Cooperstown in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Parks · Nature

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 18th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park and then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. May in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 19th (Thu), go for a walk through Goat Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park.

Before you visit Niagara Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.