20 days in New York State Itinerary

20 days in New York State Itinerary

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20 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  27​h
1
Buffalo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Burdett
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
New Paltz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Wellington

4
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Observation Tower, Third Street Art Alley, & more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, make a trip to Goat Island, and take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Buffalo itinerary planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Buffalo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Buffalo is minus 17 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Wellington in December; daily highs in Buffalo reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Burdett.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Burdett

Burdett ©
Burdett is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, then learn about winemaking at Boundary Breaks Winery, and then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then do a tasting at Weis Vineyards, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Garrett Memorial Chapel.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Burdett online vacation maker .

You can drive from Buffalo to Burdett in 2.5 hours. In December in Burdett, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Burdett

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Boundary Breaks Winery, Watkins Glen State Park, Garrett Memorial Chapel, Corning Museum of Glass
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

3
nights
New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Transfiguration Church (in Woodstock), Schunnemunk State Park (in New Windsor) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at DM Weil Gallery, browse the collection at Elting Memorial Library, don't miss a visit to G. Steve Jordan Gallery, and stroll through Plattekill Mountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Paltz online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Burdett to New Paltz takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Holy Transfiguration Church, Plattekill Mountain, Schunnemunk State Park, Motorcyclepedia Museum
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DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Motorcyclepedia Museum ©
Motorcyclepedia Museum
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

8
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner.

Getting from New Paltz to New York City by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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