32 days in New York State Itinerary

32 days in New York State Itinerary

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32 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Vails Gate
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Saugerties
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cooperstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Big Flats
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
8
Montauk
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
9
Lake Placid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Lake George
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Massapequa (Massapequa Preserve & Tobay Beach), Gilgo Beach (in Babylon) and NY Boat Rental (in Freeport). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., steep yourself in history at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, admire the striking features of Federal Hall, and examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vails Gate.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Massapequa, Jacob Riis Park, Gilgo Beach, NY Boat Rental
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
nights
Vails Gate

Vails Gate ©
Vails Gate is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Orange County, New York, United States. Head to Dia:Beacon and Orange County Choppersfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Storm King Art Center and Boscobel House and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Vails Gate side-trips: Bethel (Lake Superior & The Museum at Bethel Woods). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, browse the exhibits of New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vails Gate sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Vails Gate takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Vails Gate at 12°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saugerties.

Things to do in Vails Gate

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bethel, Garrison, Dia:Beacon, Storm King Art Center, Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
Boscobel House and Gardens ©
Boscobel House and Gardens

3
nights
Saugerties

Saugerties ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and Opus 40. Take a break from Saugerties with a short trip to Zoom Flume in East Durham, about 44 minutes away.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saugerties trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vails Gate to Saugerties takes an hour. In November in Saugerties, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Saugerties

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Kaaterskill Falls, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Zoom Flume
Highlights from your plan
Opus 40 ©
Opus 40
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome ©
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

3
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Fenimore Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Glimmerglass State Park and Otsego Lake. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Secret Caverns (in Cobleskill), Iroquois Indian Museum (in Howes Cave) and Hanford Mills Museum (in Meredith). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Farmers' Museum, explore the activities along Hudson River, and steep yourself in history at Indian Burial Mound.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cooperstown day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saugerties to Cooperstown takes 2 hours. Traveling from Saugerties in November, you will find days in Cooperstown are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Secret Caverns, Iroquois Indian Museum, Hudson River, Hanford Mills Museum
Highlights from your plan
Secret Caverns ©
Secret Caverns
Hanford Mills Museum ©
Hanford Mills Museum

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Beaver Lake Nature Center and Webster Pond. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Ontario State Historic Site (in Oswego), Salmon River Falls (in Orwell) and Salmon River (in Pulaski). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Finger Lakes and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Wild Animal Park.

Before you visit Syracuse, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Cooperstown to Syracuse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Big Flats.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaver Lake Nature Center, Finger Lakes, Fort Ontario State Historic Site, Salmon River Falls, Salmon River
Highlights from your plan
Finger Lakes ©
Finger Lakes
Fort Ontario State Historic Site ©
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

2
nights
Big Flats

Big Flats ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery, then admire the sheer force of Shequaga Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Eagle's Cliff Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Rockwell Museum, then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and then look for gifts at Connors Mercantile.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Flats trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Big Flats by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Big Flats, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Big Flats

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Corning, Montour Falls, Lime Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
The Rockwell Museum ©
The Rockwell Museum

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Niagara Wax Museum of History, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, and finally stop by Savory Sips. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

Planning Niagara Falls trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Big Flats to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Montauk.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Savory Sips, Glen Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

3
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Cooper's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Orient Beach State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Camp Hero State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ditch Plains.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montauk online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Niagara Falls to Montauk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Montauk is somewhat warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Montauk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach and then explore the stunning scenery at Ausable Chasm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Mirror Lake and then zoom along the surf with ADK Aquatics.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake Placid holiday builder website.

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. When traveling from Montauk in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Lake Placid: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Saratoga National Historical Park and Million Dollar Beach. Head to Saratoga Olive Oil Company and Wax 'n' Wixfor plenty of shopping. When in Lake George, make a side trip to see Petrified Sea Gardens in Saratoga Springs, approximately Saratoga Springs away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, examine the collection at House of Frankenstein Wax Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, and explore the activities along Lake George.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake Placid in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lake George: highs are around 10°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Saratoga National Historical Park ©
Saratoga National Historical Park
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Saratoga Olive Oil Company ©
Saratoga Olive Oil Company

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