46 days in New York State Itinerary

46 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State travel route maker

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Riverhead
— 5 nights
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New Paltz
— 5 nights
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North Creek
— 4 nights
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Lake Placid
— 5 nights
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Alexandria Bay
— 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
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New York City

— 6 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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately Bronx away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and stroll around The High Line.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City attractions planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Riverhead.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Riverhead

— 5 nights
Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Riverhead: Southold Bay Oysters (in Southold), Lavender By The Bay (in East Marion) and Captain Fish of Port Jefferson (in Port Jefferson). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Goodale Farms, take an in-depth tour of Long Island Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, and learn about winemaking at Waters Crest Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Riverhead attractions planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Riverhead takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, Riverhead is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Riverhead

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

New Paltz

— 5 nights
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Belleayre Beach (in Pine Hill), Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Catskill Park (in Sundown). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, go for a stroll along the water at A Day Away Kayak Rentals, hike along Mt. Ninham Fire Tower, and immerse yourself in nature at Schunnemunk State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Paltz online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Riverhead to New Paltz takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to North Creek.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

North Creek

— 4 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Bolton Landing (Tongue Mountain Range Trails, Rogers Memorial Park, &more), Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake) and Star Trek Original Series Set Tour (in Ticonderoga). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions, get engrossed in the history at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the North Creek journey site.

You can drive from New Paltz to North Creek in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in North Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 5 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Plattsburgh (Country Dreams Farm & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, stroll through Adirondack Mountains, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giant Mountain, and grab your bike and head to Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from North Creek to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from North Creek in July: high temperatures in Lake Placid hover around 76°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay

— 5 nights
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria Bay: Grasse River Heritage Trail (in Canton), Stone Valley Trail (in Colton) and Massena Town Beach (in Massena). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Antique Boat Museum, sample the fine beverages at Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery, step off the mainland to explore Heart Island, and learn about winemaking at Thousand Islands Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Alexandria Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lake Placid in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Alexandria Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 4 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Naples (Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard & Parish Glen / Conklin Gully), Buttonwood Grove Winery (in Romulus) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Havana Glen Park, and examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Watkins Glen travel planning app.

Drive from Alexandria Bay to Watkins Glen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Rochester

— 5 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Seward House Museum (in Auburn), Skaneateles Lake (in Skaneateles) and Lazy Acre Alpacas (in Bloomfield). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Tree Creations in Geneseo, contemplate the long history of Book of Mormon Publication Site, learn the secrets of beer at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, and take a tour by water with Rochester Sport Fishing.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rochester trip planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 6 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · 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.