30 days in New York State Itinerary

30 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip itinerary planner

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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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Rochester
— 5 nights
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Binghamton
— 3 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 3 nights
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New Paltz
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 11 nights

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Buffalo

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Three Sisters Island, Schoellkopf Power Station, &more) and Lewiston (Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima & Niagara Power Project Visitors Center). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Church, and don't miss a visit to One M&T Plaza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buffalo journey builder website.

New York City to Buffalo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Buffalo to be slightly colder, temps between 38°F and 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Rochester

— 5 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Abbey of the Genesee (in Piffard), The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo) and 5 Arch Bridge (in Avon). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, experience rural life at Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip tool.

Drive from Buffalo to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Binghamton.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Binghamton

— 3 nights
Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Binghamton: St Mary's Church (in Corning), Salmon Pottery Gallery (in Trumansburg) and Ithaca (Johnson Museum of Art, Ports of New York Winery, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Roberson Museum and Science Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Cutler Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Northeast Classic Car Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at The FarmHouse Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Binghamton trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Binghamton takes 3 hours. January in Binghamton sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Binghamton

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs

— 3 nights

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saratoga Springs: Old Fort Johnson (in Fort Johnson), Holy Trinity Monastery (in Jordanville) and Fort Herkimer Church (in Mohawk). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Northshire Bookstore, stroll around Hudson Crossing Park, take an in-depth tour of Albany Institute of History & Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saratoga Springs day trip site.

You can drive from Binghamton to Saratoga Springs in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in January, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

New Paltz

— 4 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Paltz: The Fred J. Johnston Museum (in Kingston), Integrative Approach Massage Therapy & Wellness (in Tannersville) and Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with DM Weil Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Episcopal Church, stroll around Veterans Memorial Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mohonk Preserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read New Paltz online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to New Paltz takes 2 hours. When traveling from Saratoga Springs in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Paltz, with highs around 37°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 11 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: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip app.

Traveling by car from New Paltz to New York City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.