3 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

3 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

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3 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  3​h 30​min
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hyde Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Newark


Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Albany Distilling Company.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany online driving holiday planner .

Newark to Albany is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder evenings in Albany when traveling from Newark in May, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Wildlife
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766

Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Val-Kill Cottage, explore and take pictures at Marist College, then take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then learn about winemaking at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Wing's Castle Guided Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hyde Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Albany to Hyde Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hyde Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Poughkeepsie, Millbrook
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