15 days in New York State Itinerary

15 days in New York State Itinerary

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15 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Newburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ellis Island and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site for their historical value. Step out of New York City to go to Brooklyn and see Coney Island, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Seaport District NYC.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Coney Island
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
Newburgh

Newburgh ©
Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60mi north of New York City, and 90mi south of Albany, on the Hudson River. Popular historic sites such as Boscobel House and Gardens and The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Locust Grove Estate. Step out of Newburgh to go to Woodstock and see Overlook Mountain, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, take an in-depth tour of Van Wyck Homestead Museum, brush up on your military savvy at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, and stop by Orange County Choppers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newburgh trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from New York City to Newburgh takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Newburgh dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Newburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Garrison, Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Overlook Mountain, New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
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Boscobel House and Gardens ©
Boscobel House and Gardens

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Genesee Country Village & Museum, then contemplate the long history of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and then steep yourself in history at Stone-Tolan House Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Rochester Museum & Science Center.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Newburgh to Rochester by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site ©
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and Old Fort Niagara. Get a sense of the local culture at Niagara Wax Museum of History and Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Buffalo Central Terminal in Buffalo--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Buffalo, Old Fort Niagara
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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