25 days in New York State & Boston Itinerary

25 days in New York State & Boston Itinerary

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25 days in New York State & Boston Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Montauk
— 3 nights
ferry + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Saratoga Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Lake Placid
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Tiffany & Co. or An American Craftsman. Visiting Long Beach and Point Pleasant Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Coney Island (in Brooklyn) and Hot Sand (in Asbury Park). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online day trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jerusalem to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montauk.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Coney Island, Hot Sand, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

3
nights
Montauk

Montauk ©
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Mystic Seaport Museum and Parrish Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Camp Hero State Park and Mystic Museum of Art. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Montauk Point State Park, stop by Hildreth's, and kick back and relax at Cooper's Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montauk trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from New York City to Montauk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Montauk: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Montauk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Southampton, Mystic, Watch Hill Outfitters, Parrish Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Camp Hero State Park ©
Camp Hero State Park
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Montauk Point State Park ©
Montauk Point State Park

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, and then get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, buy something for everyone on your list at CambridgeSide, and then get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Boston online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Montauk to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Boston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

CambridgeSide, Walden Pond State Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Niagara Science Museum and Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Visiting Niagara Falls and Bridal Veil Falls will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Buffalo (Buffalo Museum of Science & Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park) and Walden Galleria Mall (in Cheektowaga). There's more to do: revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria Mall
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Science Museum ©
Niagara Science Museum
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Genesee River's High Falls, take an in-depth tour of Rochester Museum & Science Center, and then stroll through Ontario Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Roseland Waterpark.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary app .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Roseland Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Genesee River's High Falls ©
Genesee River's High Falls
Rochester Museum & Science Center ©
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Roseland Waterpark ©
Roseland Waterpark

3
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Get outdoors at Otsego Lake and Secret Caverns. Get a sense of the local culture at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Fenimore Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cooperstown: Iroquois Indian Museum (in Howes Cave) and Arkell Museum (in Canajoharie). There's more to do: examine the collection at The Farmers' Museum and get in on the family fun at Barnyard Swing.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cooperstown day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Cooperstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Iroquois Indian Museum, Arkell Museum, Secret Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum
Arkell Museum ©
Arkell Museum

3
nights
Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs ©
Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Escape the urban bustle at Saratoga National Historical Park and Saratoga Spa State Park. Let the collections at The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home and Bennington Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Saratoga Springs: Crossgates (in Albany) and The Bennington Center for the Arts (in Bennington). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and explore the world behind art at Tang Teaching Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saratoga Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Saratoga Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Saratoga Springs can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bennington, The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, Crossgates, Saratoga National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Bennington Museum ©
Bennington Museum
Saratoga National Historical Park ©
Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga Spa State Park ©
Saratoga Spa State Park

2
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Visiting Whiteface Mountain and ADK Aquatics will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach, stop by Lake Placid Chocolatier, and see the interesting displays at Lake Placid Olympic Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Lake Placid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saratoga Springs in October since evenings lows in Lake Placid dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wilmington
Highlights from your plan
ADK Aquatics ©
ADK Aquatics
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Lake Placid Olympic Museum ©
Lake Placid Olympic Museum

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