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
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Castile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Saranac Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

9
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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.
Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Met Cloisters, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 17th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayuga Nature Center, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ithaca road trip planning app .

You can drive from New York City to Ithaca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Ithaca to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castile.

Things to do in Ithaca

Spas Parks Wildlife
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Spas
Cayuga Nature Center ©
Cayuga Nature Center
Stewart Park ©
Stewart Park

1
night
Castile

Castile ©
Established in 1821 and named after a historical region in Spain, Castile is a town in Wyoming County with a neighboring village of the same name known for its rural lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an unorthodox tour of Rolling Hills Asylum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of the Genesee, and then admire the majestic nature at Letchworth State Park. On the next day, stop by Castille Cider Mill and then get in on the family fun at Darien Lake Amusement Park.

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Traveling by car from Ithaca to Castile takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Castile are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Castile

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Abbey of the Genesee, Rolling Hills Asylum, Darien Lake Amusement Park
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
Abbey of the Genesee ©
Abbey of the Genesee
Rolling Hills Asylum ©
Rolling Hills Asylum

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

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

Drive from Castile to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Saranac Lake.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake ©
Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. On the 21st (Wed), learn about winemaking at Swedish Hill Winery Tasting Room, then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring Brook Falls, then kick back and relax at Wilmington Town Beach, and finally look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Saranac Laboratory Museum, then explore the activities along Saranac Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Buttermilk Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saranac Lake travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Saranac Lake takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in August: high temperatures in Saranac Lake hover around 75°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saranac Lake

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Placid, Roaring Brook Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Wilmington Town Beach
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Saranac Lake ©
Saranac Lake
Buttermilk Falls ©
Buttermilk Falls
Roaring Brook Falls ©
Roaring Brook Falls

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