22 days in New York State Itinerary

22 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to East Hampton
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East Hampton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ithaca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flushing
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forest Hills
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Brooklyn
— 2 nights
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East Hampton

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by The Book Barn.

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Brussels, Belgium to East Hampton is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to East Hampton, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in East Hampton, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in East Hampton

Wineries · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 5 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Bellangelo Winery and Hector Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Watkins Glen side-trips: Hills Creek State Park (in Wellsboro), Hands On Glass Studio (in Corning) and Elmira (Harris Hill Soaring Corporation, Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, sample the tasty concoctions at Climbing Bines Hop Farm, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grimes Glen.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Watkins Glen travel route planner.

Traveling by car from East Hampton to Watkins Glen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from East Hampton in May: highs in Watkins Glen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 4 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step off the beaten path and head to Sciencenter and Otsiningo Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Beaver Lake Nature Center (in Baldwinsville), The Discovery Center (in Binghamton) and Seneca Falls (Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, It's A Wonderful Life Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Johnson Museum of Art, do a tasting at Ports of New York Winery, stroll around Ithaca Falls Natural Area, and admire the majestic nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ithaca road trip planning app.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Ithaca by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Flushing.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Flushing

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Motorcyclepedia Museum and Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flushing: Dutchess Stadium (in Wappingers Falls), Jones Farm (in Cornwall on Hudson) and Holtsville Ecology Site (in Holtsville).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Flushing road trip planner.

Drive from Ithaca to Flushing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Ithaca in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Flushing. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Forest Hills.

Things to do in Flushing

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Forest Hills

— 1 night
On the 15th (Wed), stroll around Forest Park, then walk around Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Vstr. Cntr. - Gateway National Recreation Area, and then make a trip to Long Island Rail Road.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Forest Hills visit planner.

Forest Hills is just a stone's throw from Flushing. In May, daytime highs in Forest Hills are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Forest Hills

Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, catch a live event at Madison Square Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

Getting from Forest Hills to New York City by car takes about an hour. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn

— 2 nights

Borough of Trees

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 19th (Sun), see where the action happens at FirstEnergy Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park. On your second day here, get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, then look for gifts at Sweet!, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Brooklyn day trip website.

Brooklyn is just a stone's throw from New York City. In May, daily temperatures in Brooklyn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

4.5
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.

Queens travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Parks · Art Museums
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County further east on Long Island; in addition, Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (after Brooklyn), with a census-estimated 2,339,150 residents in 2015, approximately 48% of them foreign-born. Queens County also is the second-most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, behind the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, which is coterminous with Kings County. Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City's boroughs, as well as in the United States. If each of New York City's boroughs were an independent city, Queens also would be the nation's fourth most populous city, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York. It was named after the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. It became a borough of New York City in 1898, and from 1683 until 1899, the County of Queens included what is now Nassau County.

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