29 days in New York State Itinerary

29 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State vacation planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 10 nights
Drive
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New Paltz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 10 nights

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: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip site.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Paltz.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

New Paltz

— 2 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Dutchess Rail Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cragsmoor Stone Church, then take in the exciting artwork at DM Weil Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to G. Steve Jordan Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Marist College, look for all kinds of wild species at Falling Waters Preserve, and then relax and rejuvenate at Savor Spa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Paltz online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to New Paltz takes 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, plan for little chillier nights in New Paltz, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake George.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Lake George

— 3 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake George: New York State Military Museum (in Saratoga Springs), Shmaltz Brewing Company (in Clifton Park) and Albany (The Albany Distilling Company & New York State Capitol). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Argyle Brewing Company, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hadley Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George holiday planning website.

You can drive from New Paltz to Lake George in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Paltz in March: high temperatures in Lake George hover around 5°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 4 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Adirondack Breathe Easy Salt Cave (in Peru), Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum (in Plattsburgh) and Alice Falls (in Keeseville). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church, and head outdoors with Henry's Woods.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lake Placid tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Lake George to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Lake Placid is little chillier than Lake George - with highs of 0°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Garrett Memorial Chapel (in Keuka Park) and Ports of New York Winery (in Ithaca). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, don't miss a visit to American Civil War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Memorial Art Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at Black Button Distilling.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rochester, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Rochester takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Placid in March, with highs in Rochester at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 5 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Step out of Niagara Falls to go to Lackawanna and see Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, go for a walk through Goat Island, and trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls route builder.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.