31 days in New York State Itinerary

31 days in New York State Itinerary

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31 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Merida
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
North Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kerhonkson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cold Spring
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Westhampton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Stony Brook
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Merida

4
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Get outdoors at Watkins Glen State Park and Beaver Lake Nature Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallery 54 and Verona Beach lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Friends of Rogers (in Sherburne), Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe (in Norwich) and Greenwood Park (in Lisle). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Montezuma Audubon Center, and ski along the peaceful trails at Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online trip itinerary maker .

Merida, Mexico to Syracuse is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merida in November, things will get cooler in Syracuse: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe, Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center, Gallery 54, Friends of Rogers, Montezuma Audubon Center
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Friends of Rogers ©
Friends of Rogers
Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Winds and Niagara Gorge Trail. Head to Three Sisters Trading Post and Kutter's Cheese Factory Storefor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford) and Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area (in Clarence). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, go for a walk through Goat Island, see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area, Kutter's Cheese Factory Store, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Cockaigne Ski Area, examine the collection at National Comedy Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. November in Jamestown sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Cockaigne Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
National Comedy Center ©
National Comedy Center
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery

3
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Antique Boat Museum and Frederic Remington Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Stone Valley Trail and Heart Island. Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria Bay side-trips: Grasse River Heritage Trail (in Canton) and Dry Hill Ski Area (in Watertown). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Otter Creek Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, hike along Seaway Trail, and look for gifts at Nav's popcorn shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay trip planner .

Getting from Jamestown to Alexandria Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Alexandria Bay can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stone Valley Trail, Grasse River Heritage Trail, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Dry Hill Ski Area, Seaway Trail
Highlights from your plan
Antique Boat Museum ©
Antique Boat Museum
Frederic Remington Art Museum ©
Frederic Remington Art Museum
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center ©
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

3
nights
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. You'll explore and learn at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and Adirondack History Centre Museum. Get outdoors at Bald Mountain and Whiteface Mountain Bike Park. Get out of town with these interesting North Creek side-trips: Champlain Memorial Lighthouse (in Crown Point), Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid) and Star Trek Original Series Set Tour (in Ticonderoga). There's more to do: head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions and stop by The Crossroads.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the North Creek journey planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria Bay to North Creek takes 3.5 hours. In November in North Creek, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kerhonkson.

Things to do in North Creek

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, Mirror Lake, Adirondack History Centre Museum, Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, The Crossroads
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kerhonkson

Kerhonkson ©
Kerhonkson is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, then take in the awesome beauty at Catskill Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Belleayre Beach, view the masterpieces at CronArtUSA Ryan Cronin, then shop like a local with DM Weil Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kerhonkson planning site .

You can drive from North Creek to Kerhonkson in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kerhonkson are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cold Spring.

Things to do in Kerhonkson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

New Paltz, Catskill Park, Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, Belleayre Beach, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

2
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Conservation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, and then identify plant and animal life at Teatown Lake Reservation. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hook Mountain State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Rockland Lake State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cold Spring trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kerhonkson to Cold Spring takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cold Spring are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Westhampton Beach.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Teatown Lake Reservation, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Wolf Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ©
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Rockland Lake State Park ©
Rockland Lake State Park

2
nights
Westhampton Beach

Westhampton Beach ©
The Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach is an incorporated village on the southeast coast of Long Island. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Ponquogue Beach, take a stroll through Main Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cooper's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Cupsogue Beach County Park, and then kick back and relax at Shinnecock East County Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westhampton Beach attractions site .

Traveling by car from Cold Spring to Westhampton Beach takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cold Spring in December, you will find days in Westhampton Beach are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Stony Brook.

Things to do in Westhampton Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Southampton, Ponquogue Beach, Main Beach, Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park

3
nights
Stony Brook

Stony Brook ©
Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. We've included these beaches for you: Fire Island National Seashore and Long Beach. Visiting Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Avalon Park & Preserve will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stony Brook: Shu Swamp Preserve - Charles T Church Nature Preserve (in Mill Neck) and Cold Spring Harbor State Park (in Cold Spring Harbor). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Holtsville Ecology Site, kick back and relax at Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, steep yourself in history at St. James General Store, and admire the majestic nature at Sunken Meadow State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stony Brook trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Westhampton Beach to Stony Brook takes an hour. In December in Stony Brook, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Stony Brook

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Long Beach, St. James General Store, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Shu Swamp Preserve - Charles T Church Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Bayard Cutting Arboretum ©
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Holtsville Ecology Site ©
Holtsville Ecology Site
St. James General Store ©
St. James General Store

6
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.
Get outdoors at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner .

You can drive from Stony Brook to New York City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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