27 days in New York State Itinerary

27 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State holiday planner
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New York City
— 11 nights
New Paltz
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 5 nights


New York City — 11 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, don't miss a visit to Central Park, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Oslo, Norway to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Oslo to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Paltz.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trip

New Paltz — 4 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting New Paltz side-trips: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt), Graymoor, The Holy Mountain (in Garrison) and Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion (in Staatsburg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Motorcyclepedia Museum, walk around Lippman Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cragsmoor Stone Church, and take in the waterfront activity at A Day Away Kayak Rentals.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Paltz trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from New York City to New Paltz in 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New Paltz, with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Binghamton.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Binghamton — 2 nights

Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe and then see the interesting displays at Northeast Classic Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Cortland Rural Cemetery and then see the sky in a new way at Roberson Museum and Science Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Binghamton trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Paltz to Binghamton in 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Paltz in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Binghamton: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rochester.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Rochester — 4 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Garrett Memorial Chapel (in Keuka Park) and Cayuga-Seneca Canal (in Seneca Falls). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michael's Church, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and explore the world behind art at Memorial Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rochester online trip builder.

You can drive from Binghamton to Rochester in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rochester are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buffalo.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Buffalo — 5 nights

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Whirlpool State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Peter & Paul Church, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Rochester to Buffalo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Casinos
Side Trips

New York State travel guide

Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
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.