5 days in New York State Itinerary

5 days in New York State Itinerary

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5 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Lake Placid
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Los Angeles

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night
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Paul Smith's College VIC, then shop like a local with Adirondack Artists Guild, and then look for gifts at Goody Goody's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach, look for gifts at Just Bead It, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schroon Lake Town Beach, and finally stop by The Towne Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lake Placid tour builder site .

Los Angeles to Lake Placid is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lake Placid due to the time zone difference. In January, Lake Placid is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 25°F and lows of 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Schroon Lake, Saranac Lake, Wilmington Town Beach, Paul Smith's College VIC
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Paul Smith's College VIC ©
Paul Smith's College VIC
Adirondack Artists Guild ©
Adirondack Artists Guild
The Towne Store ©
The Towne Store

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then go for a walk through Times Square.

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Drive from Lake Placid to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake Placid in January, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 24°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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