19 days in New York State Itinerary

19 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State journey planner

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Make it your trip
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Buffalo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 6 nights
Drive
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Utica
— 4 nights
Drive to Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport

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Buffalo

— 5 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Maid of the Mist and Niagara Gorge Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buffalo: Niagara Jet Adventures (in Youngstown) and Niagara Falls (Whirlpool State Park, Three Sisters Island, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Woodlawn Beach State Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buffalo trip builder site.

Orlando to Buffalo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in September, things will get a bit cooler in Buffalo: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. You will leave for Rochester on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rochester

— 3 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Step out of the city life by going to Letchworth State Park and Ontario Beach Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Rochester Sport Fishing and Seneca Park Zoo. There's more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at Flower City Food Tours and admire the sheer force of Genesee River's High Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rochester route planning website.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You will leave for Syracuse on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse

— 6 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Get outdoors at Watkins Glen State Park and Thousand Islands. Family-friendly places like Jamesville Beach and Robert Treman State Park will thrill your kids. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Hector Falls (in Hector), Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rochester to Syracuse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Utica.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Utica

— 4 nights
Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Erie Canal Cruises and McCauley Mountain. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bald Mountain and Herkimer Diamond Mines. Step out of Utica to go to Howes Cave and see Howe Caverns, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Utica Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Utica driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Utica takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
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.