18 days in New York State Itinerary

18 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip itinerary maker
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Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Blue Mountain Lake
— 1 night
Drive
4
Plattsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bolton Landing
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Montauk
— 1 night
Drive
7
Port Jefferson
— 2 nights
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Alley Pond Environmental Center and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Niagara Falls — 4 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Visiting Cave of the Winds and Niagara Gorge Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area in Clarence--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, hike along Niagara Wine Trail USA, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls holiday maker website.

Fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Niagara Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountain Lake.
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Side Trips

Blue Mountain Lake — 1 night

Blue Mountain Lake is a rural hamlet in the Town of Indian Lake of Hamilton County, New York at the intersection of New York Routes 28 and 30. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Blue Mountain Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Rock Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Blue Mountain Lake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Blue Mountain Lake takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in July: high temperatures in Blue Mountain Lake hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Plattsburgh.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip

Plattsburgh — 1 night

Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): play a few rounds at Bluff Point Golf Resort and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plattsburgh holiday builder website.

You can drive from Blue Mountain Lake to Plattsburgh in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Blue Mountain Lake in July since evenings lows in Plattsburgh dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Bolton Landing.
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Bolton Landing — 2 nights

Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Veterans Memorial Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cat and Thomas Mountains and then stroll through The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bolton Landing driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Bolton Landing in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bolton Landing can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montauk.
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Side Trip

Montauk — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gin Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montauk online road trip planner.

Drive from Bolton Landing to Montauk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bolton Landing in July, Montauk is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Jefferson.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Port Jefferson — 2 nights

Port Jefferson is an incorporated village in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Avalon Park & Preserve and then cast your line with Captain Fish of Port Jefferson. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bayard Cutting Arboretum and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Massapequa Preserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Jefferson trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Montauk to Port Jefferson in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.
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