37 days in New York State Itinerary

37 days in New York State Itinerary

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Albany
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Syracuse
— 5 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 4 nights
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Rochester
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 11 nights
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Albany — 4 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Venture out of the city with trips to National Bottle Museum (in Ballston Spa), North Creek (North Creek Mosaic Project & Square Eddy Expeditions) and Arkell Museum (in Canajoharie). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, walk around Washington Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Widow Jane Mine, and sample the tasty concoctions at Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Albany is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 9 hours. In May, Albany is colder than Dubai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 5 nights

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Syracuse: Phelps Mansion Museum (in Binghamton), Animal Adventure Park (in Harpursville) and Breitbeck Park (in Oswego). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at City Market, stroll around Pratt's Falls Park, immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park, and don't miss a visit to Niagara Mohawk Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Syracuse route builder site.

Traveling by car from Albany to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.
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Watkins Glen — 4 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Watkins Glen side-trips: Indian Pines Park (in Penn Yan) and Cayuga-Seneca Canal (in Seneca Falls). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards, and get a taste of the local shopping with West End Gallery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Watkins Glen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.
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Rochester — 5 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Abbey of the Genesee (in Piffard), The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo) and Lazy Acre Alpacas (in Bloomfield). There's lots more to do: stroll around Highland Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail, and learn the secrets of beer at Crush Beer & Wine Tours.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Rochester trip website.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 6 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, see the sights in a new way with Buffalo Touring Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 11 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll through The High Line, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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New York State travel guide

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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.
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