29 days in New York State Itinerary

29 days in New York State Itinerary

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New York City
— 13 nights
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Hyde Park
— 3 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 4 nights
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Buffalo
— 4 nights
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New York City

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner.

Los Angeles to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 48°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyde Park: Cragsmoor Stone Church (in Cragsmoor), DM Weil Gallery (in New Paltz) and Foundry Dock Park (in Cold Spring). There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Church, stroll around Poets' Walk Park, and don't miss a visit to Art Centro.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hyde Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Hyde Park at 42°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Saratoga Springs

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Get out of town with these interesting Saratoga Springs side-trips: Rogers Island Visitors Center (in Fort Edward), Will Moses Museum at Mt. Nebo (in Eagle Bridge) and Queensbury (Glenwood Manor Antiques & More & Spas). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore, appreciate the history behind Saratoga Monument, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Shmaltz Brewing Company, and get engrossed in the history at Albany Institute of History & Art.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saratoga Springs visit planner.

Getting from Hyde Park to Saratoga Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hyde Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Saratoga Springs, with highs around 36°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rochester

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo), Garrett Memorial Chapel (in Keuka Park) and Painted Bar Stables (in Burdett). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, make a trip to Niagara Mohawk Building, sample the fine beverages at Black Button Distilling, and go for a walk through Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester online trip maker.

You can drive from Saratoga Springs to Rochester in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Buffalo

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Three Sisters Island & Niagara Falls Observation Tower) and Made In America Store (in Elma). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of One M&T Plaza, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino, and stroll around Patriots and Heroes Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo attractions planning website.

Getting from Rochester to Buffalo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos · Tours

Side Trips

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.