32 days in New York State, Chicago & Kansas City Itinerary

32 days in New York State, Chicago & Kansas City Itinerary

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32 days in New York State, Chicago & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Yorktown Heights
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Montauk
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lake George
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Jacob Riis Park. Step out of New York City to go to Far Rockaway and see Rockaway Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New York Public Library, stop by American Girl Place New York, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prospect Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from New Delhi to New York City. In May, New York City is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Yorktown Heights.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Queens, Long Beach, Prospect Park Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Heights ©
Yorktown Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Yorktown in Westchester County, New York, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Greenburgh Nature Center & Manor House and Trevor Zoo. Take a break from the city and head to Turkey Mountain and Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike. Step out of Yorktown Heights to go to New Windsor and see Storm King Art Center, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Yorktown Heights online journey planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to Yorktown Heights takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Montauk.

Things to do in Yorktown Heights

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greenburgh Nature Center & Manor House, Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike, Trevor Zoo, Storm King Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Greenburgh Nature Center & Manor House ©
Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center

4
nights
Montauk

Montauk ©
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponquogue Beach and Cooper's Beach. Get outdoors at Ditch Plains and Main Beach. Step out of Montauk with an excursion to Orient Beach State Park in Orient--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kirk Park Beach and stroll through Atlantic Avenue Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montauk trip builder tool .

Getting from Yorktown Heights to Montauk by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Montauk, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Montauk

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Cooper's Beach, Main Beach, Orient Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Orient Beach State Park ©
Orient Beach State Park
Cooper's Beach ©
Cooper's Beach

3
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plattsburgh City Beach and Lake Placid Chocolatier. Take a break from the city and head to Mirror Lake and Wilmington Town Beach. When in Lake Placid, make a side trip to see Ausable Chasm in Keeseville, approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: stop by The Adirondack Popcorn Co. and zoom along the surf with ADK Aquatics.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montauk to Lake Placid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car. Traveling from Montauk in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lake Placid, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ausable Chasm, Plattsburgh City Beach, Wilmington Town Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ausable Chasm ©
Ausable Chasm
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
ADK Aquatics ©
ADK Aquatics

4
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saratoga National Historical Park and Petrified Sea Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Million Dollar Beach and Saratoga Olive Oil Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: Saratoga Springs (Northshire Bookstore & Saratoga Spa State Park) and Ashville Game Farm and Exotic Zoo (in Greenwich). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake George, take in the waterfront activity at FR Smith & Sons Marina, look for gifts at Wax 'n' Wix, and take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lake George journey builder site .

You can drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Placid in June, with highs in Lake George at 29°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs, FR Smith & Sons Marina, Saratoga National Historical Park, Ashville Game Farm and Exotic Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Lake George ©
Lake George
Saratoga Spa State Park ©
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga National Historical Park ©

3
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fenimore Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Farmers' Museum, then explore the activities along Otsego Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Secret Caverns, then see the interesting displays at Iroquois Indian Museum, and then Head underground at Howe Caverns.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cooperstown trip planner .

You can drive from Lake George to Cooperstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Howes Cave, Secret Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Howe Caverns ©
Howe Caverns
Secret Caverns ©
Secret Caverns

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Niagara Falls and The Buffalo Zoo. Get outdoors at Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls. Go for a jaunt from Niagara Falls to Williamsville to see Glen Falls about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, and get answers to all your questions at One Niagara Welcome Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls journey builder .

Getting from Cooperstown to Niagara Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Buffalo, Glen Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting North Avenue Beach and Ohio Street Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Street Beach and Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo and look for gifts at Adagio Teas.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
North Avenue Beach ©
North Avenue Beach
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Oak Street Beach ©
Oak Street Beach

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nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Family-friendly places like Kansas City Zoo and Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area and Clinton State Park. Step out of Kansas City to go to Blue Springs and see Lake Remembrance, which is approximately 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial and ponder the design of Loose Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kansas City journey maker site .

You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, Kansas City is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Blue Springs, Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, Clinton State Park
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo
Lake Remembrance ©
Lake Remembrance

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