28 days in New York State Itinerary

28 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State attractions planner
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Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Corning
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hyde Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 7 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.
Let the collections at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center and Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Cave of the Winds. Change things up with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and pick up some local products at Sanger Farms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation builder site.

Manila, Philippines to Niagara Falls is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Niagara Falls is minus 13 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manila in October: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rochester.
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Rochester — 4 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get a sense of the local culture at George Eastman Museum and The Strong National Museum of Play. Explore hidden gems such as Letchworth State Park and Buttonwood Grove Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford), Lazy Acre Alpacas (in Bloomfield) and Robert Treman State Park (in Ithaca). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rochester journey planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rochester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Corning.
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Corning — 2 nights

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass and then pick up some new knowledge with Hands On Glass Studio.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Corning journey planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Corning in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Hyde Hall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Northeast Classic Car Museum and Indian Burial Mound. Take a break from Cooperstown with a short trip to Schoharie Valley Farms in Schoharie, about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at The Farmers' Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cooperstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corning to Cooperstown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 4 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Mirror Lake and Crown Point State Historic Site. Head to Adirondack Artists Guild and Saratoga Olive Oil Companyfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Lake Placid with an excursion to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake--about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Olympic Ski Jump Complex and hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid online journey planner.

Getting from Cooperstown to Lake Placid by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cooperstown in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lake Placid, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hyde Park.
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Hyde Park — 3 nights

Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Greig Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hudson Beach Glass. Go for a jaunt from Hyde Park to New Paltz to see DM Weil Gallery about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hyde Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Hyde Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Placid in November, with highs in Hyde Park at 13°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to New York City.
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New York City — 7 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour planner.

You can drive from Hyde Park to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back 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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