22 days in New York State & Denver Itinerary

22 days in New York State & Denver Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rochester
— 3 nights
2
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
3
Cooperstown
— 2 nights
4
Alexandria Bay
— 1 night
5
Lake Placid
— 2 nights
6
Lake George
— 2 nights
7
Poughkeepsie
— 1 night
8
New York City
— 4 nights
9
Denver
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore hidden gems such as The Strong National Museum of Play and Memorial Art Gallery. There's much more to do: trek along Turning Point Park, walk around Durand Eastman Park, learn about winemaking at Casa Larga Vineyards, and admire the masterpieces at Artisanworks.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rochester trip builder app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rochester is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rochester due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October; daily highs in Rochester reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schutt's Apple Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Memorial Art Gallery ©
Memorial Art Gallery
Turning Point Park ©
Turning Point Park

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Castel Grisch, then take an in-depth tour of International Motor Racing Research Center, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rooster Fish Brewing Tasting Room & Beer Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Seneca Lake Wine Trail, take some stellar pictures from Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center, and then walk around Ithaca Falls Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Watkins Glen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ithaca Falls Natural Area, Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
International Motor Racing Research Center ©
International Motor Racing Research Center

2
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hyde Hall, examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and then stop by Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Fenimore Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Farmers' Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Barnyard Swing.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cooperstown trip planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ©
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Hyde Hall ©
Hyde Hall
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

1
night
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Nav's popcorn shop, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery, head off the coast to Antique Boat Museum, identify plant and animal life at Zenda Farms Preserve, then head off the coast to Heart Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Boldt Castle and Yacht House.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Cooperstown to Alexandria Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Clayton
Highlights from your plan
Antique Boat Museum ©
Antique Boat Museum
Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Heart Island ©
Heart Island

2
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 25th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Eustace Episcopal Church, stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company, then explore the activities along Mirror Lake, and finally tour or see a game at Olympic Ski Jump Complex. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lake Placid trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Alexandria Bay to Lake Placid by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lake Placid when traveling from Alexandria Bay in October, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Olympic Ski Jump Complex ©
Olympic Ski Jump Complex
St. Eustace Episcopal Church ©
St. Eustace Episcopal Church

2
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Shelving Rock Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Buck mountain hiking trail, try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Cove, and then take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration.

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Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lake George, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Poughkeepsie.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Lake George ©
Lake George
Shelving Rock Falls ©
Shelving Rock Falls

1
night
Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie ©
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. On the 29th (Thu), deepen your understanding at Marist College, then snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then browse the fresh offerings at Adams Fairacre Farms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Poughkeepsie route website.

Drive from Lake George to Poughkeepsie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Poughkeepsie can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Poughkeepsie

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park ©
Marist College ©
Marist College

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grounds For Sculpture and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Central Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker.

You can drive from Poughkeepsie to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Poughkeepsie in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Grounds For Sculpture, Independence National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the collection at Denver Public Library, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Washington Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Denver. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Guanella Pass
Highlights from your plan
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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