5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Lake George
— 2 nights
Lake Placid
— 2 nights


Lake George

— 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: Ticonderoga (Star Trek Original Series Set Tour & Fort Ticonderoga). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Prospect Mountain, explore the activities along Lake George, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lake George sightseeing planning tool.

Indianapolis to Lake George is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Lake George at 62°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 2 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Placid, then explore the activities along Mirror Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Olympic Ski Jump Complex and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lake George in October, things will get slightly colder in Lake Placid: highs are around 57°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trip