22 days in New York State Itinerary

22 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip maker

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Lake George
— 4 nights
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
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Ithaca
— 5 nights
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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Lake George

— 4 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

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.
Attractions like Lake George and Prospect Mountain make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Lake George's surroundings by going to Rogers Island Visitors Center (in Fort Edward), Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester) and Congress Park (in Saratoga Springs). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, admire the landmark architecture of King's Garden, explore the world behind art at The Clark Art Institute, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Million Dollar Beach.

Make your Lake George itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sanford to Lake George is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sanford in June, expect Lake George to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 4 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kids will enjoy National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Erie Canal Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Seward House Museum (in Auburn), Skaneateles Lake (in Skaneateles) and Clayton (Thousand Islands Museum & Antique Boat Museum). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, look for gifts at Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe, stroll around Scenic View Park, and enjoy some diversion at Museum of Science & Technology (MOST).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lake George to Syracuse in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 5 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kids will appreciate attractions like Corning Museum of Glass and Animal Adventure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), SkyLand Art Barn (in Burdett) and Shequaga Falls (in Montour Falls). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Cayuga Lake, admire the sheer force of Ithaca Waterfalls, and hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip tool.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Ithaca sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Bring the kids along to The Strong National Museum of Play and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmyra (Smith Family Farm, Historic Palmyra Museum, &more), Geneseo (The Wadsworth Homestead & Tree Creations in Geneseo) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). The adventure continues: examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, explore the galleries of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, stop by Stever's Candies, and stroll around Highland Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rochester trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ithaca to Rochester in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Attractions like Cave of the Winds and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Patriots and Heroes Park (in Williamsville) and Buffalo (Forest Lawn & Canalside). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.