5 days in 1000 Islands Itinerary

5 days in 1000 Islands Itinerary

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Drive
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Watertown
— 1 night
Drive
2
Clayton
— 1 day
Drive
3
Alexandria Bay
— 2 nights
Fly to Philadelphia, Train to Newark

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Watertown — 1 night

Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, then take in the history at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, and then browse the different shops at Salmon Run Mall.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Watertown travel itinerary planner.

Newark to Watertown is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Watertown at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Clayton.
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Clayton — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese, learn about winemaking at Coyote Moon Vineyards, and then head off the coast to Antique Boat Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Clayton using our trip planner.

Clayton is very close to Watertown. In July, daytime highs in Clayton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria Bay.
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Alexandria Bay — 2 nights

Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Heart Island, then take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House, and then snap pictures at Thousand Islands Bridge. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Thousand Islands and then do a tasting at Thousand Islands Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay day trip planner.

Alexandria Bay is very close to Clayton. In July, daytime highs in Alexandria Bay are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums