17 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

17 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Adirondacks attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Plattsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 4 nights
Drive
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Old Forge
— 2 nights
Drive to Watertown International Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Plattsburgh

— 2 nights
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Au Roches State Park and Elfs Farm Winery & Cider House. Change things up with a short trip to Mace Chasm Farm in Keeseville (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Bluff Point Golf Resort, explore the striking landscape at Ausable Chasm, steep yourself in history at Kent Delord House Museum, and experience rural life at Country Dreams Farm.

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New Delhi, India to Plattsburgh is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -10.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Plattsburgh reach 18°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Placid

— 5 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Lake Placid. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Crown Point State Historic Site (in Crown Point) and Tupper Lake (The Wild Center & Raquette River Brewing). There's lots more to do: trek along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach, and get in on the family fun at Adirondack Carousel.

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Drive from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Plattsburgh in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Lake Placid, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake George

— 4 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

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 Buck mountain hiking trail and Veterans Memorial Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Ticonderoga (King's Garden, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, &more) and Paradox Brewery (in Schroon Lake). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Prospect Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get in on the family fun at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lake George itinerary planner.

Getting from Lake Placid to Lake George by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lake George when traveling from Lake Placid in October, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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 (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Buttermilk Falls, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain, then stop by Old Forge Hardware, and then fly down the slopes at McCauley Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Lake George to Old Forge takes 2 hours. In October in Old Forge, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips