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: San Luis Obispo
Fly:  13​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pittsford
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
North Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Montauk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bedford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: San Luis Obispo

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll explore and learn at Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. Relax by the water at Devil's Hole State Park and Bridal Veil Falls. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama), Noble Winery (in Westfield) and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery (in Medina). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, immerse yourself in nature at Goat Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and don't miss a visit to Old Fort Niagara.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

San Luis Obispo to Niagara Falls is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Luis Obispo to Niagara Falls is 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsford.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Youngstown, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, Buffalo City Hall, Noble Winery
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Pittsford

Pittsford ©
Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. On the 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Cumming Nature Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grimes Glen. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Corbett's Glen Nature Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pittsford visit planner.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Pittsford in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Pittsford

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Naples, Corbett's Glen Nature Park, Smith Family Farm, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Corbett's Glen Nature Park ©
Corbett's Glen Nature Park
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

1
night
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, then admire all the interesting features of Garnet Mine Tours, and then get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the North Creek road trip planning app .

You can drive from Pittsford to North Creek in 4 hours. June in North Creek sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Montauk.

Things to do in North Creek

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Garnet Mine Tours
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Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Garnet Mine Tours ©
Garnet Mine Tours

2
nights
Montauk

Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Main Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the next day, stroll through Cooper's Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Orient Beach State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montauk using our trip planner.

You can drive from North Creek to Montauk in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from North Creek in June, Montauk is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Bedford.

Things to do in Montauk

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Main Beach, Cooper's Beach, Orient Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Orient Beach State Park ©
Orient Beach State Park
Cooper's Beach ©
Cooper's Beach

2
nights
Bedford

Bedford ©
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuang Yen Monastery, take in the views from Tappan Zee Bridge, then gain insight at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kykuit. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Teatown Lake Reservation, then identify plant and animal life at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Conservation Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bedford trip site .

You can drive from Montauk to Bedford in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bedford are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bedford

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sleepy Hollow, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Chuang Yen Monastery, Tappan Zee Bridge, Teatown Lake Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Teatown Lake Reservation ©
Teatown Lake Reservation
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ©
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Wolf Conservation Center ©
Wolf Conservation Center

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bronx Zoo and Speed Boats Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, look for gifts at Nova USA, take an in-depth tour of Seaport District NYC, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bedford to New York City takes 1.5 hours. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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