17 days in New York State Itinerary

17 days in New York State Itinerary

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17 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saratoga Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Valois
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from New York City to Hyde Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hyde Park when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs ©
Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): walk around Congress Park, then relax and rejuvenate at Saratoga Sports Massage, and then try to win big at Saratoga Race Course. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, hunt for treasures at Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market, and then look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saratoga Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hyde Park to Saratoga Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Hyde Park in May, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Saratoga Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

New York State Museum, Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
Saratoga Sports Massage ©
Saratoga Sports Massage
Northshire Bookstore ©
Northshire Bookstore

1
night
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hyde Hall and then immerse yourself in nature at Glimmerglass State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cooperstown visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to Cooperstown takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Cooperstown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Valois.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glimmerglass State Park ©
Glimmerglass State Park
Hyde Hall ©
Hyde Hall

2
nights
Valois

Valois ©
On the 16th (Mon), do a tasting at Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake, learn about winemaking at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Barnstormer Winery, then learn about winemaking at Damiani Wine Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Hector Wine Company. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Fox Run Vineyards, and then stop by Muranda Cheese Company.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valois day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cooperstown to Valois in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Valois

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Hector, Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake, Damiani Wine Cellars, Fox Run Vineyards, Barnstormer Winery
Highlights from your plan
Damiani Wine Cellars ©
Damiani Wine Cellars
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake ©

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 18th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, browse the different shops at Eastview Mall, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Genesee Brew House. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Rochester Public Market, explore the world behind art at Memorial Art Gallery, and then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

Start your trip to Rochester by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Valois to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rochester are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Eastview Mall
Highlights from your plan
Eastview Mall ©
Eastview Mall
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Memorial Art Gallery ©
Memorial Art Gallery

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the music at Kleinhans Music Hall, head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Kleinhans Music Hall
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Three Sisters Island ©
Three Sisters Island

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