30 days in New York State Itinerary

30 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State itinerary planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Hyde Park
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Lake George
— 3 nights
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights
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Cooperstown
— 3 nights
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Trumansburg
— 1 night
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Ellis Island. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, visit Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Miami to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Miami in April, with highs in New York City at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Hyde Park

— 2 nights
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, then get your bearings at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyde Park Trail, go for a stroll along the water at A Day Away Kayak Rentals, and then take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hyde Park road trip tool.

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyde Park, with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Albany

— 3 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Get some cultural insight at New York State Museum and Grafton Peace Pagoda. Take a break from the city and head to Howe Caverns and Iroquois Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: The Windham Path (in Windham) and Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail (in Middleburgh). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park.

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Getting from Hyde Park to Albany by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In April in Albany, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prospect Mountain and Square Eddy Expeditions. Escape the urban bustle at Saratoga Spa State Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from Lake George with a short trip to Tongue Mountain Range Trails in Bolton Landing, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob and explore the activities along Lake George.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lake George online visit planner.

Getting from Albany to Lake George by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Lake George, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 4 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Whiteface Mountain and Mirror Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ausable Chasm and Whiteface Mountain Bike Park. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Trinity Church (in Potsdam), Grasse River Heritage Trail (in Canton) and The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake).

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lake George in April, with highs in Lake Placid at 49°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cooperstown

— 3 nights

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Explore hidden gems such as National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Monastery and Northeast Classic Car Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cooperstown: Fort Herkimer Church (in Mohawk) and Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary (in Oneonta).

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Getting from Lake Placid to Cooperstown by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Lake Placid in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cooperstown, with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Trumansburg.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Trumansburg

— 1 night
Trumansburg is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Cayuga Wine Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Trumansburg online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Trumansburg takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Trumansburg can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Trumansburg

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Discover out-of-the-way places like George Eastman Museum and The Strong National Museum of Play. Get in touch with nature at Letchworth State Park and Lazy Acre Alpacas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen) and Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning). The adventure continues: try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rochester trip planner.

Drive from Trumansburg to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Rochester sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Step out of the city life by going to Niagara Jet Adventures and Niagara Wine Trail USA. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rochester to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · 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.