16 days in New York State Itinerary

16 days in New York State Itinerary

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16 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Warwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cooperstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Accra

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to New York City is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Accra in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Located in one of the Northeast’s prime apple-growing regions and home to the annual Applefest celebration, Warwick blends a series of villages, each with its own main street.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warwick: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and The Culinary Institute of America (in Hyde Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Wired Gallery, browse the exhibits of Sterling Hill Mining Museum, get interesting insight from Skydive the Ranch, and take in the exciting artwork at Dia:Beacon.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Warwick tour planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Warwick takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Warwick hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Warwick

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Skydive the Ranch, Wired Gallery, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sterling Hill Mining Museum ©
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Wired Gallery ©
Wired Gallery
Franklin Mineral Museum ©
Franklin Mineral Museum

2
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Otsego Lake, then look for gifts at Beekman 1802 Mercantile, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Howe Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at The Farmers' Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Fenimore Art Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooperstown day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Warwick to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Traveling from Warwick in December, you will find days in Cooperstown are little chillier (2°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beekman 1802 Mercantile, Howe Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Howe Caverns ©
Howe Caverns
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, then make a splash at Seabreeze Amusement Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Eastview Mall. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Rochester Museum & Science Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Genesee Brew House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rochester tour planner.

You can drive from Cooperstown to Rochester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eastview Mall
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Genesee Brew House ©
Genesee Brew House

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in Buffalo (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Science Museum ©
Niagara Science Museum

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