32 days in New York State Itinerary

32 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hyde Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bolton Landing
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newcomb
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Corning
— 5 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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New York City

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Frick Collection. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hyde Park

— 3 nights
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Popular historic sites such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Hyde Park side-trips: Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (in Kinderhook), Wright's Farm and Fruit Stand (in Gardiner) and Krause's Chocolates (in Saugerties). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and get a taste of the local shopping with Wired Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park day trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Hyde Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Cooperstown

— 5 nights

Village of 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 Hanford Mills Museum. Visit Hyde Hall and Oneida Community Mansion House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (in Utica), Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich) and Arkell Museum (in Canajoharie). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Farmers' Museum, explore the activities along Otsego Lake, learn about winemaking at Rustic Ridge Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Fenimore Art Museum.

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

Getting from Hyde Park to Cooperstown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyde Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cooperstown: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Bolton Landing.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bolton Landing

— 2 nights
Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Crown Point State Historic Site, stop by Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards, and then learn about all things military at Fort Ticonderoga. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lake George Olive Oil Co., examine the collection at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bolton Landing road trip planner.

Getting from Cooperstown to Bolton Landing by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Bolton Landing are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Newcomb.

Things to do in Bolton Landing

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Newcomb

— 2 nights
Newcomb is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Camp Santanoni and then look for all kinds of wild species at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church and then steep yourself in history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcomb trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bolton Landing to Newcomb takes an hour. In November, Newcomb is little chillier than Bolton Landing - with highs of 6°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Newcomb

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay

— 4 nights
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Thousand Islands Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and Thousand Islands Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in Cape Vincent (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Antique Boat Museum, look for gifts at Lil' River Fudge Co / 5&10 Varity Store, walk around Scenic View Park, and don't miss a visit to Singer Castle on Dark Island.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Alexandria Bay visit planner.

Getting from Newcomb to Alexandria Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Newcomb in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Alexandria Bay, with lows of -1°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Corning.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Corning

— 5 nights
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corning Museum of Glass and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Appreciate the collections at Hands On Glass Studio and West End Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to McGregor Vineyard (in Dundee), Penn Yan (Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Keuka Spring Vineyards, &more) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Willard Chapel, and get to know the fascinating history of Gaffer District.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Corning trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Alexandria Bay to Corning in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Corning

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls day trip planner.

You can drive from Corning to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.