16 days in New York State Itinerary

16 days in New York State Itinerary

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Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Old Forge
— 2 nights
New Paltz
— 2 nights
New York City
— 6 nights


Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Popular historic sites such as Lake View Cemetery and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Niagara Jet Adventures and Devil's Hole State Park. Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Panama Rocks Scenic Park in Panama, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, hike along Niagara Wine Trail USA, don't miss a visit to Goat Island, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

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London, UK to Niagara Falls is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mumford.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Mumford — 1 night

The hamlet of Mumford lies on the west side of the Town of Wheatland, south of Oatka Creek on NY 36 and south of the terminus of NY 383.HistoryThe story of Mumford has been written by several local historians. On the 26th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of the Genesee.

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Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Mumford takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Watkins Glen — 1 night

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

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Getting from Mumford to Watkins Glen by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Old Forge.
Wineries · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Castle Rock Trail, take an in-depth tour of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then stop by ADK Trading Post. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain, then take in the exciting artwork at View Arts Center, and then hit the slopes at McCauley Mountain.

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You can drive from Watkins Glen to Old Forge in 3.5 hours. October in Old Forge sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to New Paltz.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

New Paltz — 2 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Hudson Beach Glass, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Dutchess Rail Trail, then browse the fresh offerings at Adams Fairacre Farms, and finally admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Catskill Park, examine the collection at The Den of Marbletown, then take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and finally stop by Albert Shahinian Fine Art.

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Drive from Old Forge to New Paltz in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Old Forge in October: highs in New Paltz hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to New York City.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiles For America. Get in touch with nature at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, make a trip to Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Traveling by car from New Paltz to New York City takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from New Paltz in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

New York State travel guide

Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.