16 days in New York State Itinerary

16 days in New York State Itinerary

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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
Lake George
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
Bus to Albany, Fly to Orlando, Shuttle to Ocala


Watkins Glen — 2 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), stroll the grounds of Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, look for gifts at The Christmas House, then get in on the family fun at Eldridge Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Havana Glen Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle's Cliff Falls, then make a trip to Hector Falls, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen online road trip planner.

Ocala to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ocala in July, with highs in Watkins Glen at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alexandria Bay.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Alexandria Bay — 3 nights

Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Westcott Beach State Park and Otter Creek Preserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Robert G. Wehle State Park and Zenda Farms Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria Bay: Southwick Beach State Park (in Henderson) and Black River Trail (in Black River). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Grass Point State Park, look for gifts at Nav's popcorn shop, get to know the resident critters at Aqua zoo, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria Bay itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Alexandria Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Watkins Glen in July, you will find days in Alexandria Bay are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lake George.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Lake George — 5 nights

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Explore hidden gems such as Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George and Emerald Lake State Park. Family-friendly places like Mt. Defiance and Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: Moreau Lake State Park (in Gansevoort), King's Garden (in Ticonderoga) and Merck Forest & Farmland Center (in Rupert). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Warren County Bikeway, look for all kinds of wild species at Veterans Memorial Park, head outdoors with Painted Pony Rodeo, and see the interesting displays at Patriot of Lake George Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Alexandria Bay to Lake George in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cooperstown.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips

Cooperstown — 4 nights

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Barnyard Swing and Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emmons Pond Bog and Mine Kill State Park. Step out of Cooperstown with an excursion to Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail in Middleburgh--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert V Riddell State Park, stop by Riverwood Gifts, grab your bike and head to Erie Canalway Trail, and get in on the family fun at Cooperstown Fun Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cooperstown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Cooperstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

New York State travel guide

Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · 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.