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: Bucharest
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jamestown
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lake George
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cold Spring
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Bucharest

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna) and Patriots and Heroes Park (in Williamsville). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and stroll through Niagara Wine Trail USA.

Plan a Niagara Falls trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Bucharest, Romania to Niagara Falls is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bucharest to Niagara Falls. May in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Patriots and Heroes Park
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

3
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama), St. Matthias Catholic Church (in Clymer) and Cockaigne Ski Area (in Cherry Creek). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Allegany River Valley Trail, explore the activities along Cassadaga Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Audubon Community Nature Center.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Jamestown takes 2 hours. When traveling from Niagara Falls in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jamestown: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rushford Lake, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Allegany River Valley Trail, St. Matthias Catholic Church, Cassadaga Lake
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Allegany River Valley Trail ©
Allegany River Valley Trail
Rushford Lake ©
Rushford Lake

3
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Placid: Grasse River Heritage Trail (in Canton), Stone Valley Trail (in Colton) and Coney Mountain Trail (in Tupper Lake). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, look for gifts at Just Bead It, glide through natural beauty at Jack Rabbit Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lake Placid holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Lake Placid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Jamestown in May, Lake Placid is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grasse River Heritage Trail, Coney Mountain Trail, Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, Stone Valley Trail, Castle Rock Trail
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Coney Mountain Trail ©
Coney Mountain Trail
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Square Eddy Expeditions (in North Creek), Adirondack Stained Glass Works (in Gloversville) and Adirondack Park (in Northville). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob, try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Cove, fly down the slopes at Oak Mountain Ski Center, and examine the collection at The Sembrich.

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Drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake Placid in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Lake George. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cold Spring.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bolton Landing, Charles Lathrop Demonstration Pack Forest, Adirondack Park, Adirondack Stained Glass Works, Oak Mountain Ski Center
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Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Adirondack Park ©
Adirondack Park
Fun World Arcade ©
Fun World Arcade

4
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cold Spring: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining), Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain (in Big Indian) and Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA (in Claryville). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Hook Mountain State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, explore the activities along Schunnemunk State Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Catskill Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cold Spring online route planner .

Traveling by car from Lake George to Cold Spring takes 3 hours. In May in Cold Spring, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, Schunnemunk State Park, Teatown Lake Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Schunnemunk State Park ©
Schunnemunk State Park

9
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.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cold Spring to New York City takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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