24 days in New York State Itinerary

24 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State route planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Warwick
— 2 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Saranac Lake
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 3 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 3 nights
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Hampton Bays
— 3 nights
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Shelter Island
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gateway National Recreation. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then see where the action happens at Madison Square Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Warwick.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Warwick

— 2 nights
Located in one of the Northeast’s prime apple-growing regions and home to the annual Applefest celebration, Warwick blends a series of villages, each with its own main street.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Sam's Point Preserve and then learn about winemaking at Benmarl Vineyards and Winery. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Pocono Environmental Education Center and then experience rural life at Soons Orchards & Farm Market.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Warwick trip itinerary builder.

Drive from New York City to Warwick in 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, Warwick is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 3 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Shequaga Falls and Grimes Glen. Explore hidden gems such as Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. and Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watkins Glen: Penn Yan (Keuka Lake Outlet Trail & Keuka Spring Vineyards), Hunt Country Vineyards (in Branchport) and Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Finger Lakes Distilling.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip maker tool.

You can drive from Warwick to Watkins Glen in 4 hours. September in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Devil's Hole State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saranac Lake.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Saranac Lake

— 3 nights
Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Wild Center and Saranac Laboratory Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club and Blue Mountain. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saranac Lake trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Saranac Lake in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in September, with highs in Saranac Lake at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Saranac Lake

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 3 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company. On the next day, steep yourself in history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Marcy.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid route builder app.

Lake Placid is just a stone's throw from Saranac Lake. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs

— 3 nights

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Visiting Saratoga National Historical Park and Mount Greylock will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Otsego Lake and Hyde Hall. When in Saratoga Springs, make a side trip to see Parasailing & Paragliding in Lake George, approximately Lake George away.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saratoga Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Saratoga Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saratoga Springs when traveling from Lake Placid in October, with lows around 9°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Hampton Bays.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hampton Bays

— 3 nights
Hampton Bays is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Visiting Meschutt Beach and Fort Trumbull State Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Hampton Bays with an excursion to LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Bedell Cellars.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hampton Bays trip planner.

Drive from Saratoga Springs to Hampton Bays in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hampton Bays can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shelter Island.

Things to do in Hampton Bays

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Shelter Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mashomack Preserve.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shelter Island online travel planner.

You can drive from Hampton Bays to Shelter Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hampton Bays in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Shelter Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shelter Island

Parks · Wildlife
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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.