5 days in New York State, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

5 days in New York State, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

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5 days in New York State, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Nahant Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Rock Park, and then walk around Charles River Esplanade.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary tool .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Boston, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Red Rock Park, Nahant Beach
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Charles River Esplanade ©
Charles River Esplanade
Nahant Beach ©
Nahant Beach

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Norwich

Norwich ©
Norwich is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center, then engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at New England Falconry.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Norwich road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Boston to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Norwich when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Norwich

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, New England Falconry
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Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Eshqua Bog Natural Area ©
Eshqua Bog Natural Area
New England Falconry ©
New England Falconry

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Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tee off at Leatherstocking Golf Course and then contemplate the waterfront views at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cooperstown travel planner.

Drive from Norwich to Cooperstown in 4 hours. In August in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park
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Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park ©
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park
Leatherstocking Golf Course ©
Leatherstocking Golf Course

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls journey planner.

Getting from Cooperstown to Niagara Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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