23 days in New York State Itinerary

23 days in New York State Itinerary

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23 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Castile
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
North Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kerhonkson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Bear Mountain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Omaha

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. On the 10th (Sat), hike along Audubon Community Nature Center, explore the striking landscape at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chautauqua Lake. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Comedy Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Allegany River Valley Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip planner.

Omaha to Jamestown is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Omaha in October: highs in Jamestown hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Allegany River Valley Trail, Chautauqua Lake
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
National Comedy Center ©
National Comedy Center
Audubon Community Nature Center ©
Audubon Community Nature Center

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get outdoors at Cave of the Winds and Goat Island. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, immerse yourself in nature at Reservoir State Park, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls road trip planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Castile.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

1
night
Castile

Castile ©
Established in 1821 and named after a historical region in Spain, Castile is a town in Wyoming County with a neighboring village of the same name known for its rural lifestyle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Letchworth State Park. On the 16th (Fri), stop by Castille Cider Mill and then immerse yourself in nature at Letchworth State Park.

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Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Castile takes 2 hours. In October in Castile, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Castile

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
Castille Cider Mill ©
Castille Cider Mill

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Henry A. Smith Woods, then admire the sheer force of Deckertown Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Watkins Glen tour builder.

You can drive from Castile to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. In October in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Deckertown Falls
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Deckertown Falls ©
Deckertown Falls

2
nights
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions, then take an in-depth tour of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then immerse yourself in nature at Adirondack Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our North Creek journey tool .

Getting from Watkins Glen to North Creek by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in North Creek can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Kerhonkson.

Things to do in North Creek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, Adirondack Park, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Kerhonkson

Kerhonkson ©
Kerhonkson is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA and Sam's Point Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kerhonkson: Black Creek Preserve (in Esopus) and Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain (in Big Indian). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, contemplate the long history of Historic Huguenot Street, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Catskill Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kerhonkson trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from North Creek to Kerhonkson in 3 hours. In October in Kerhonkson, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bear Mountain.

Things to do in Kerhonkson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

New Paltz, Cragsmoor, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve
Black Creek Preserve ©
Black Creek Preserve
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

3
nights
Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain ©
Step out of the city life by going to Hook Mountain State Park and Rockland Lake State Park. Explore Bear Mountain's surroundings by going to Mianus River Gorge Preserve (in Bedford), Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (in Cross River) and Rockefeller State Park Preserve (in Pleasantville).

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bear Mountain vacation planning tool .

Getting from Kerhonkson to Bear Mountain by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Bear Mountain sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Bear Mountain

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Teatown Lake Reservation, Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Wolf Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ©
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Wolf Conservation Center ©
Wolf Conservation Center

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bear Mountain to New York City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, New York City is a bit warmer than Bear Mountain - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Stone House
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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