38 days in New York State Itinerary

38 days in New York State Itinerary

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38 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Cold Spring
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kerhonkson
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
North Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cayuga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rochester
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Staten Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
New York City
— 9 nights
End: New York City

2
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cold Spring: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining), Valley Cottage (Hook Mountain State Park & Rockland Lake State Park) and Cranberry Lake Preserve (in White Plains). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Schunnemunk State Park, cool off at SplashDown Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Anthony's Nose.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cold Spring journey planner.

New York City to Cold Spring is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in May, Cold Spring is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kerhonkson.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Anthony's Nose, Schunnemunk State Park, SplashDown Beach, Cranberry Lake Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
Anthony's Nose ©
Anthony's Nose
Schunnemunk State Park ©
Schunnemunk State Park

4
nights
Kerhonkson

Kerhonkson ©
Kerhonkson is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Animal Adventure Park (in Harpursville), Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich) and Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA (in Claryville). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, shop like a local with DM Weil Gallery, experience rural life at Buck Brook Alpacas, and hike along Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kerhonkson tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cold Spring to Kerhonkson takes 1.5 hours. In June in Kerhonkson, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Kerhonkson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

New Paltz, Buck Brook Alpacas, Catskill Park, Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike
Highlights from your plan
Animal Adventure Park ©
Animal Adventure Park
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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. Family-friendly places like Star Trek Original Series Set Tour and Natural Stone Bridge and Caves will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting North Creek side-trips: Castle Rock Trail (in Blue Mountain Lake), The Sembrich (in Bolton Landing) and Bald Mountain (in Old Forge). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our North Creek tour planning tool .

Drive from Kerhonkson to North Creek in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in North Creek can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in North Creek

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mirror Lake, Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, The Sembrich, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, Castle Rock Trail
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Star Trek Original Series Set Tour ©

3
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Stone Valley Trail (in Colton), Black River Trail (in Black River) and Grasse River Heritage Trail (in Canton). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Antique Boat Museum, snap pictures at The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, explore the world behind art at Frederic Remington Art Museum, and stroll through Seaway Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alexandria Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from North Creek to Alexandria Bay takes 3.5 hours. June in Alexandria Bay sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cayuga.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogdensburg, Stone Valley Trail, Black River Trail, Antique Boat Museum, Seaway Trail
Highlights from your plan
Antique Boat Museum ©
Antique Boat Museum
Heart Island ©
Heart Island
Frederic Remington Art Museum ©
Frederic Remington Art Museum

1
night
Cayuga

Cayuga ©
Cayuga is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get outside with Skeanateales NY, then learn about winemaking at Izzo's White Barn Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Montezuma Audubon Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cayuga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Alexandria Bay to Cayuga in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cayuga are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cayuga

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Montezuma Audubon Center
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center
Izzo's White Barn Winery ©
Izzo's White Barn Winery

6
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Bring the kids along to Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Aquarium of Niagara. Go for a jaunt from Niagara Falls to Jamestown to see Lake View Cemetery about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and trek along Niagara Wine Trail USA.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cayuga to Niagara Falls takes 2.5 hours. June in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake View Cemetery, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Strong National Museum of Play and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Beechwood State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail, stroll through Huckleberry Swamp, and trek along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm.

Make your Rochester itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rochester are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Staten Island.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Genesee Country Village & Museum, Beechwood State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, Watkins Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

5
nights
Staten Island

Staten Island ©
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mazezilla and Battleview Orchards Country Store. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Staten Island: Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville), Princeton (Princeton Public Library & Trinity Church) and Toms River (Room Escape Games & Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, stroll around Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure, and identify plant and animal life at Cloverdale Farm County Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Staten Island travel route planner .

You can fly from Rochester to Staten Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Staten Island when traveling from Rochester in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Staten Island

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Princeton, Toms River, Battleview Orchards Country Store, Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, Cloverdale Farm County Park
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Staten Island to New York City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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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