33 days in New York State Itinerary

33 days in New York State Itinerary

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33 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ellicottville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ithaca
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Alexandria Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Long Lake
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Cold Spring
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Niagara Wine Trail USA and Reservoir State Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and tee off at Hyde Park Golf Course.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls road trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ellicottville.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

3
nights
Ellicottville

Ellicottville ©
Step out of the city life by going to Cockaigne Ski Area and HoliMont. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ellicottville: Allegany River Valley Trail (in Allegany) and Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ellicottville trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Ellicottville in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ellicottville are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Ellicottville

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cockaigne Ski Area, Allegany River Valley Trail, Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Holiday Valley ©
Holiday Valley
HoliMont ©
HoliMont

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, then hike along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, then glide through natural beauty at Powder Mills Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Erie Canal Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Genesee Country Village & Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and then trek along Turning Point Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rochester road trip app .

You can drive from Ellicottville to Rochester in 2 hours. In March in Rochester, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Powder Mills Park, Schutt's Apple Mill, Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Powder Mills Park ©
Powder Mills Park
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm ©
Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Caygua Waterfront Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Henry A. Smith Woods, then take in the dramatic scenery at Deckertown Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Skeanateales NY and then hit the slopes at Greenwood Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rochester to Ithaca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ithaca are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Henry A. Smith Woods, Deckertown Falls, Watkins Glen State Park, Greenwood Park, Skeanateales NY
Highlights from your plan
Greenwood Park ©
Greenwood Park
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Deckertown Falls ©
Deckertown Falls

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Visiting Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center and Clark Reservation State Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Meyda Tiffany Lighting and Verona Beach lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Syracuse to Sherburne to see Friends of Rogers about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Highland Forest and explore the landscape on two wheels at Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Ithaca to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Syracuse are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Clark Reservation State Park, Verona Beach lighthouse, Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center, Meyda Tiffany Lighting, Friends of Rogers
Highlights from your plan
Clark Reservation State Park ©
Clark Reservation State Park
Meyda Tiffany Lighting ©
Meyda Tiffany Lighting
Verona Beach lighthouse ©
Verona Beach lighthouse

2
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. On the 14th (Sat), hike along Seaway Trail, grab your bike and head to Black River Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Zenda Farms Preserve. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Otter Creek Preserve, then admire the masterpieces at Frederic Remington Art Museum, and then head off the coast to Heart Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Alexandria Bay vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Syracuse to Alexandria Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Alexandria Bay are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Long Lake.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Zenda Farms Preserve, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Black River Trail, Seaway Trail
Highlights from your plan
Otter Creek Preserve ©
Otter Creek Preserve
Frederic Remington Art Museum ©
Frederic Remington Art Museum
Heart Island ©
Heart Island

3
nights
Long Lake

Long Lake ©
Long Lake is a town in Hamilton County, New York in the United States. Shop till you drop at View Arts Center and Just Bead It. Get outdoors at Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center and Castle Rock Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Long Lake: Paul Smith's College VIC (in Paul Smiths) and Whiteface Mountain Bike Park (in Wilmington). The adventure continues: hike along Coney Mountain Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Long Lake trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alexandria Bay to Long Lake takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria Bay in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Long Lake, with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cold Spring.

Things to do in Long Lake

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Paul Smith's College VIC, Castle Rock Trail, Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center, Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, Just Bead It
Highlights from your plan
Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center ©
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park ©
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park
Coney Mountain Trail ©
Coney Mountain Trail

3
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Get some historical perspective at Stone Church and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at DM Weil Gallery and Hudson Beach Glass. Explore Cold Spring's surroundings by going to Catskill Park (in Sundown), Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson) and CronArtUSA Ryan Cronin (in New Paltz). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Schunnemunk State Park, admire the masterpieces at Magazzino Italian Art, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anthony's Nose.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cold Spring trip planner .

Traveling by car from Long Lake to Cold Spring takes 4 hours. Traveling from Long Lake in March, expect Cold Spring to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

New Paltz, Schunnemunk State Park, Stone Church, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

8
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 some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by FAO Schwarz, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City journey maker .

You can drive from Cold Spring to New York City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cold Spring in March, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brooklyn Tabernacle
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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