30 days in New York State Itinerary

30 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State visit planner
Make it your trip
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 4 nights
Drive
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Poughkeepsie
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 10 nights

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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niagara Falls and Canalside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Rochester (The Strong National Museum of Play & George Eastman Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls route planner.

New York City to Niagara Falls is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Watkins Glen — 2 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park and then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., then admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and then indulge your senses at Buttonwood Grove Winery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen vacation planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cooperstown.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips

Cooperstown — 4 nights

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buttermilk Falls State Park and Howe Caverns. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Pratt's Falls Park (in Manlius), Destiny USA (in Syracuse) and Roberson Museum and Science Center (in Binghamton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and sample the fine beverages at Cooperstown Distillery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cooperstown trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Cooperstown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. November in Cooperstown sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Lake Placid.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Lake Placid — 4 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Mirror Lake and The Wild Center. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Ausable Chasm (in Keeseville) and Adirondack Breathe Easy Salt Cave (in Peru). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain, catch a live event at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid travel planner.

Drive from Cooperstown to Lake Placid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cooperstown in November, with highs in Lake Placid at 42°F and lows at 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake George.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Lake George — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New York State Museum and Star Trek Original Series Set Tour. Change things up with a short trip to Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake George, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lake George tour website.

You can drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, Lake George is a bit warmer than Lake Placid - with highs of 48°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Poughkeepsie.
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Poughkeepsie — 2 nights

Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and then get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Poughkeepsie trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Poughkeepsie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November in Poughkeepsie, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips

New York City — 10 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and The Oculus. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

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You can drive from Poughkeepsie to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Poughkeepsie in November since evenings lows in New York City dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
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.
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