15 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

15 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Fly to Burlington, Drive to Lake Placid
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plattsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Old Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 6 nights
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Lake Placid

— 4 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. When in Lake Placid, make a side trip to see The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, approximately Tupper Lake away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, take some stellar pictures from Olympic Ski Jump Complex, see the interesting displays at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and stroll through Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lake Placid trip maker app.

Charlotte to Lake Placid is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for little chillier days in Lake Placid, with highs around 71°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plattsburgh

— 2 nights
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Au Roches State Park, then see the interesting displays at North Star Underground Railroad Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Ausable Chasm, and finally admire the engineering at Alice Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Plattsburgh City Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Country Dreams Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plattsburgh trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Plattsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Plattsburgh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Old Forge.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Old Forge

— 2 nights
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Old Forge Hardware, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Rock Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): make a splash at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, then contemplate the long history of Town of Webb Historic Association, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Old Forge road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Old Forge in 3 hours. June in Old Forge sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake George

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lake George side-trips: North Creek (North Creek Mosaic Project & Square Eddy Expeditions), Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, &more) and Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake George, take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain, get in on the family fun at Magic Forest, and cool off at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lake George driving holiday planner.

Drive from Old Forge to Lake George in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips