20 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

20 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

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20 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Troy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saugerties
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Hyde Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
New Windsor
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Denver

4
nights
Troy

Troy ©
Troy is a city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Williams College Museum of Art and Albany Institute of History & Art. Explore hidden gems such as Oakwood Cemetery and New Catholic Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Troy: Woodford State Park (in Woodford), Thacher State Park (in Voorheesville) and Bennington (The Old First Church & Fiddlehead at Four Corners). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, take in the exciting artwork at Southern Vermont Arts Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Albany Distilling Company, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Troy journey tool .

Denver to Troy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. August in Troy sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saugerties.

Things to do in Troy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bennington, Albany, Manchester, Williams College Museum of Art, Woodford State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oakwood Cemetery ©
Oakwood Cemetery
Williams College Museum of Art ©
Williams College Museum of Art
The Old First Church ©
The Old First Church

7
nights
Saugerties

Saugerties ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve and Falling Waters Preserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore Woodstock Museum and Emerge Gallery & Art Space. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saugerties: Thunderhart Golf Course (in Freehold), The Windham Path (in Windham) and Woodland Valley State Park (in Phoenicia).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saugerties visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Troy to Saugerties takes an hour. August in Saugerties sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Saugerties

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Germantown, Woodstock, Olana State Historic Site, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Montgomery Place
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Opus 40 ©
Opus 40
The Windham Path ©
The Windham Path

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then explore the galleries of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at HIckory Stick Bookshop, identify plant and animal life at Steep Rock Reservation, then steep yourself in history at Train Station, and finally steep yourself in history at Val-Kill Cottage.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Saugerties to Hyde Park takes an hour. In August in Hyde Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Windsor.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Washington
Highlights from your plan

6
nights
New Windsor

New Windsor ©
New Windsor is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington Irving's Sunnyside House and Union Church of Pocantico Hills. Get a sense of the local culture at National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor and Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Windsor: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium (in Centerport), Bruce Museum (in Greenwich) and Sunnyside (in Tarrytown). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sheffield Island Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Sam's Point Preserve, examine the collection at Motorcyclepedia Museum, and stop by Jones Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Windsor day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to New Windsor takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in New Windsor can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Windsor

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, St. James General Store, Sunnyside, Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Bruce Museum
Highlights from your plan
Washington Irving's Sunnyside House ©
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve
National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor ©