17 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

17 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hudson River Valley journey planner
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Croton on Hudson
— 3 nights
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Hyde Park
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 8 nights
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Croton on Hudson — 3 nights

Croton-on-Hudson is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to New Windsor (Schunnemunk State Park & Storm King Art Center) and Boscobel House and Gardens (in Garrison). There's lots more to do: admire the engineering at New Croton Dam, steep yourself in history at Kykuit, deepen your understanding at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Lyndhurst.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Croton on Hudson visit planner.

Newark to Croton on Hudson is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. September in Croton on Hudson sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyde Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Hyde Park — 5 nights

Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Explore Hyde Park's surroundings by going to Newburgh (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Pride of the Hudson, &more) and New Paltz (Mohonk Preserve & DM Weil Gallery). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Innisfree Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hyde Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Croton on Hudson to Hyde Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Croton on Hudson in September since evenings lows in Hyde Park dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Albany — 8 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Hudson (The Dr. Oliver Bronson House, Olana State Historic Site, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, sample the fine beverages at Nine Pin Cider Works, walk around Washington Park, and examine the collection at Stephen and Harriet Myers House.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Albany vacation maker site.

You can drive from Hyde Park to Albany in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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