48 days in New York State Itinerary

48 days in New York State Itinerary

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Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Stony Brook
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Stony Brook
— 5 nights
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Westhampton Beach
— 3 nights
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Bolton Landing
— 4 nights
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Lake Placid
— 5 nights
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Mumford
— 2 nights
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Jamestown
— 4 nights
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Ithaca
— 5 nights
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Pine Hill
— 4 nights
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Cold Spring
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
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Stony Brook — 5 nights

Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church and The Whaling Museum & Education Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach and Tobay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River), Cold Spring Harbor State Park (in Cold Spring Harbor) and Long Beach (in Long Beach). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Sailors Haven Visitor Center, stroll through Avalon Park & Preserve, walk around Cortwood Landing County Park, and look for gifts at St. James General Store.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stony Brook trip builder app.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Stony Brook is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10.5 hour difference. December in Stony Brook sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Westhampton Beach.
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Westhampton Beach — 3 nights

The Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach is an incorporated village on the southeast coast of Long Island. Oysterponds Historical Society and Alex Ferrone Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kismet Beach and Ponquogue Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Westhampton Beach side-trips: Cooper's Beach (in Southampton) and Mashomack Preserve (in Shelter Island). There's more to do: stroll through Cupsogue Beach County Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Rosalie.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Westhampton Beach itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Stony Brook to Westhampton Beach takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bolton Landing.
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Bolton Landing — 4 nights

Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. Relax by the water at Schroon Lake Town Beach and Hague Town Beach Park. Visit Camp Santanoni and Fort Ticonderoga for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bolton Landing: Ticonderoga (Star Trek Original Series Set Tour & The Hancock House) and Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards (in Crown Point). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob, do a tasting at Adirondack Winery Bolton Landing Tasting Room, and see the interesting displays at The Sembrich.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bolton Landing trip planner.

You can drive from Westhampton Beach to Bolton Landing in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, Bolton Landing is little chillier than Westhampton Beach - with highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 5 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Massena Town Beach and Wilmington Town Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and Champlain Memorial Lighthouse. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake), Paul Smith's College VIC (in Paul Smiths) and Alice Falls (in Keeseville). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Adirondack History Centre Museum, gain insight at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, and stroll through Adirondack Mountains.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bolton Landing to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bolton Landing in December, expect Lake Placid to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumford.
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Mumford — 2 nights

The hamlet of Mumford lies on the west side of the Town of Wheatland, south of Oatka Creek on NY 36 and south of the terminus of NY 383.HistoryThe story of Mumford has been written by several local historians. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Jell-O Gallery Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of the Genesee, and then see the interesting displays at Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then contemplate the long history of LeRoy House.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mumford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Mumford takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lake Placid in January: high temperatures in Mumford hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 4 nights

Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Audubon Community Nature Center and Grape Discovery Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. National Comedy Center and Lana's The Little House will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jamestown: Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve (in Blasdell), Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan) and Hidden Valley Animal Adventure (in Varysburg). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Quincy Cellars, take an in-depth tour of Lawson Center, and stroll around Panama Rocks Scenic Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jamestown road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mumford to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Jamestown are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ithaca.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trips

Ithaca — 5 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ports of New York Winery and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Northeast Classic Car Museum and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake (in Himrod), Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (in Seneca Falls). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Montezuma Audubon Center, admire all the interesting features of Beaver Lake Nature Center, ski along the peaceful trails at Powder Mills Park, and do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ithaca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Ithaca in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Pine Hill.
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Pine Hill — 4 nights

Pine Hill is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the western part of the town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York, United States. Popular historic sites such as The Clermont Mansion and Holy Transfiguration Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at New York State Museum and Holy Trinity Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Pine Hill: Burden Iron Works Museum (in Troy), Catskill Park (in Sundown) and Hanford Mills Museum (in Meredith). There's much more to do: stroll through Frost Valley YMCA, enjoy the sand and surf at Belleayre Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Superior State Park.

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Traveling by car from Ithaca to Pine Hill takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cold Spring.
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Cold Spring — 6 nights

Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and DM Weil Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and St Mary's Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wolf Conservation Center (in South Salem), Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (in Cross River) and Black Creek Preserve (in Esopus). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Magazzino Italian Art, stroll around Mohonk Preserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turkey Mountain, and learn about winemaking at Benmarl Vineyards and Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cold Spring driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Pine Hill to Cold Spring takes 2 hours. January in Cold Spring sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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New York City — 8 nights

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. Times Square and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, stroll around Central Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cold Spring to New York City takes 1.5 hours. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.