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: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hyde Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

5
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: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, get advice or help at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Locust Grove Estate and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuang Yen Monastery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hyde Park trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, Hyde Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -8°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Locust Grove Estate, Chuang Yen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Locust Grove Estate ©
Locust Grove Estate
Chuang Yen Monastery ©
Chuang Yen Monastery

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Hammondsport (Glenn H. Curtiss Museum & Heron Hill Winery). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Rasa Spa, do a tasting at Damiani Wine Cellars, pick up some local products at Ithaca Farmers Market, and deepen your understanding at Cornell University.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to Ithaca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in January, expect nights in Ithaca to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Wineries Museums Spas

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Americana Vineyards, Corning Museum of Glass, Damiani Wine Cellars, Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Damiani Wine Cellars ©
Damiani Wine Cellars
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss 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 12th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Rochester Public Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Genesee Brew House, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play. On the next day, browse the different shops at Eastview Mall, then do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, then get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Memorial Art Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rochester itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Ithaca to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rochester are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Eastview Mall
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Memorial Art Gallery ©
Memorial Art Gallery
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara, then get answers to all your questions at One Niagara Welcome Center, and finally try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip builder app .

Drive from Rochester to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Science Museum ©
Niagara Science Museum
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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