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 to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
New York City
— 5 nights


Niagara Falls

— 5 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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, hike along Devil's Hole State Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls day trip planning website.

London, UK to Niagara Falls is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Hosmer Winery (in Ovid). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Watkins Glen trip website.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City route planner.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Watkins Glen in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New York State travel guide

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.