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: Cape Town
Fly + Bus:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to New York City is minus 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, learn the tricks of the trade with The Culinary Institute of America, and then contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hyde Park trip maker app .

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Hyde Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Classes Historic Sites

Side Trip

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Fenimore Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Farmers' Museum, and then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooperstown travel planner.

You can drive from Hyde Park to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Explore Watkins Glen's surroundings by going to Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport), Robert Treman State Park (in Ithaca) and Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and do a tasting at Barnstormer Winery.

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You can drive from Cooperstown to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Barnstormer Winery, Robert Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Damiani Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, walk around Highland Park, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play.

To see more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Rochester online road trip planner .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Highland Park ©
Highland Park

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Getting from Rochester to Niagara Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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