25 days in New York State, Pennsylvania & New Jersey Itinerary

25 days in New York State, Pennsylvania & New Jersey Itinerary

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25 days in New York State, Pennsylvania & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Nantucket
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saugerties
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ticonderoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Alexandria Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  8​h 30​min
End: Nantucket

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Island Beach State Park and Cattus Island County Park. Escape the urban bustle at Lakota Wolf Preserve and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe (in Lavallette) and Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker .

Nantucket to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nantucket in July, with highs in New York City at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saugerties.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Cattus Island County Park, The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, Island Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
nights
Saugerties

Saugerties ©
Explore hidden gems such as Belleayre Beach and Norman Rockwell Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Emerge Gallery & Art Space. Change things up with these side-trips from Saugerties: Monument Mountain (in Great Barrington) and National Shrine of the Divine Mercy (in Stockbridge).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saugerties itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to Saugerties takes 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Saugerties, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Saugerties

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Stockbridge, Monument Mountain, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Kaaterskill Falls, Belleayre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Thomas Cole National Historic Site ©
Thomas Cole National Historic Site

3
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and The Farmers' Museum. Get some cultural insight at Fenimore Art Museum and Arkell Museum. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Stone Arabia Stone Church (in Palatine Bridge) and Beekman 1802 Mercantile (in Sharon Springs). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hyde Hall, immerse yourself in nature at Glimmerglass State Park, learn about winemaking at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cooperstown online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Saugerties to Cooperstown by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Saugerties in July, plan for little chillier days in Cooperstown, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ticonderoga.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Arkell Museum, Beekman 1802 Mercantile, Rustic Ridge Winery, Holy Trinity Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Arkell Museum ©
Arkell Museum
Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum

2
nights
Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga ©
Ticonderoga is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Ticonderoga. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Schroon Lake Town Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, and then head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ticonderoga holiday planner.

Drive from Cooperstown to Ticonderoga in 3 hours. In July in Ticonderoga, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Ticonderoga

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Square Eddy Expeditions, Schroon Lake Town Beach
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum ©
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

2
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): do a tasting at Thousand Islands Winery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House, and finally steep yourself in history at Boldt Yacht House. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Singer Castle on Dark Island, then immerse yourself in nature at Kring Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Wellesley Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay trip planning website .

You can drive from Ticonderoga to Alexandria Bay in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Alexandria Bay are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Singer Castle on Dark Island, Kring Point State Park, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center ©
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Singer Castle on Dark Island ©
Singer Castle on Dark Island

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, admire all the interesting features of Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Randyland, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and then examine the collection at Frick Art and Historical Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

You can fly from Alexandria Bay to Pittsburgh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms

3
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg National Military Park. Appreciate the collections at Jennie Wade House and Mister Ed's Elephant Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery, take in the history at Lincoln Statue at Wills House, and witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Orrtanna
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

3
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Historic Cold Spring Village and Emlen Physick Estate. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sunset Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape May: Ocean City (Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum & Waterskiing & Jetskiing). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Turdo Vineyards & Winery, learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, stop by West End Garage, and contemplate the long history of Cape May Carriage Company.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Cape May in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Cape May sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ocean City, Lower Township
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Historic Cold Spring Village ©
Historic Cold Spring Village
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate

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