24 days in New York State Itinerary

24 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Old Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kerhonkson
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, and trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls driving holiday planner.

Orlando to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rochester.
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Rochester — 3 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rochester: Overland Morgan Horse Farm (in Dansville), Tree Creations in Geneseo (in Geneseo) and Palmyra (Book of Mormon Publication Site & Smith Family Farm). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, hike along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, walk around Turning Point Park, and try out the rides at Seabreeze Amusement Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rochester travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.
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Watkins Glen — 3 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg), Naples (Parish Glen / Conklin Gully & Grimes Glen) and Skeanateales NY (in Cayuga). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, admire the sheer force of Eagle's Cliff Falls, see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and hike along Catharine Valley Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen trip tool.

You can drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cooperstown.
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Cooperstown — 3 nights

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cooperstown: Highland Forest (in Fabius), Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich) and Seven Oaks Golf Club (in Hamilton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Howe Caverns, contemplate the waterfront views at Otsego Lake, trek along Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail, and find something for the whole family at Barnyard Swing.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cooperstown trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Old Forge.
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Old Forge — 2 nights

Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. On the 14th (Thu), make a splash at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain, and then steep yourself in history at Town of Webb Historic Association. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountain, then take an in-depth tour of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then hike along Castle Rock Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Old Forge trip planner.

You can drive from Cooperstown to Old Forge in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Old Forge are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 3 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Step out of Lake Placid to go to Plattsburgh and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, stroll through Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, and grab your bike and head to Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid visit planner.

Traveling by car from Old Forge to Lake Placid takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Old Forge in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lake Placid, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lake George.
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Lake George — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake), Tongue Mountain Range Trails (in Bolton Landing) and Square Eddy Expeditions (in North Creek). There's still lots to do: cast your line with Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George, take a peaceful walk through Charles Lathrop Demonstration Pack Forest, stroll around Rogers Memorial Park, and get outside with Equinox Balloons.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lake George trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lake Placid in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lake George: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kerhonkson.
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Kerhonkson — 3 nights

Kerhonkson is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Stony Kill Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, then walk around Lippman Park, and finally experience rural life at Wright's Farm and Fruit Stand. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Mohonk Preserve, relax in the rural setting at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Huguenot Street, and finally shop like a local with DM Weil Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kerhonkson trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Lake George to Kerhonkson in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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New York State travel guide

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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.
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