31 days in New York State Itinerary

31 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 10 nights
Drive
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Medford
— 1 night
Drive
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Southold
— 5 nights
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Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 10 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, stroll through The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Medford.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Medford

— 1 night
Medford is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head off the coast to Fire Island National Seashore and then get your game on at Country Fair Entertainment Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Medford trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Medford in 1.5 hours. In July in Medford, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Southold.

Things to do in Medford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Southold

— 5 nights
The Town of Southold is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Southold side-trips: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Misquamicut State Beach (in Misquamicut) and Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hammonasset Beach State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Harkness Memorial State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orient Beach State Park, and steep yourself in history at Gillette Castle State Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Southold day trip app.

Getting from Medford to Southold by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Medford in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Southold, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. You'll set off for Niagara Falls on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Southold

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 6 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Southold to Niagara Falls. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Venture out of the city with trips to Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford), The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo) and Book of Mormon Publication Site (in Palmyra). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Thu) at Seabreeze Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play, catch a live event at Frontier Field, steep yourself in history at Stone-Tolan House Historic Site, and admire the majestic nature at Stony Brook State Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip planning app.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Auburn.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Auburn

— 2 nights
Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York. On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Harriet Tubman Home, look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and then contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Willard Chapel and then immerse yourself in nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Auburn attractions planner.

Drive from Rochester to Auburn in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Auburn are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass and then join the crowd at Watkins Glen International. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Watkins Glen takes 1.5 hours. July in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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.