50 days in New York State Itinerary

50 days in New York State Itinerary

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50 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Riverhead
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Jamestown
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Cooperstown
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
North Creek
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Cold Spring
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Durban

4
nights
Riverhead

Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Riverhead: Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook), Kismet Beach (in Kismet) and Montauk (Amsterdam Beach Preserve & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cupsogue Beach County Park, relax in the rural setting at Goodale Farms, learn about winemaking at Waters Crest Winery, and stroll the grounds of Calverton National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Riverhead trip maker website .

Durban, South Africa to Riverhead is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Riverhead can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Riverhead

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Montauk, Cutchogue, Calverton, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Peconic River Herb Farm ©
Peconic River Herb Farm
Waters Crest Winery ©
Waters Crest Winery

7
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, hike along Devil's Hole State Park, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Riverhead to Niagara Falls. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

5
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jamestown: St. Matthias Catholic Church (in Clymer), Quincy Cellars (in Ripley) and Westfield (Patterson Library & Vinewood Acres Sugar Shack). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Cassadaga Lake, walk around Point Gratiot Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Community Nature Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jamestown travel planner.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Jamestown in 2 hours. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jamestown, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Westfield, Olean, St. Matthias Catholic Church, Cassadaga Lake, Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Cassadaga Lake ©
Cassadaga Lake
Point Gratiot Park ©
Point Gratiot Park

4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Rochester travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Rochester in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Lively Run Dairy, Cayuga-Seneca Canal, Ports of New York Winery, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Seward House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

5
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cooperstown: Animal Adventure Park (in Harpursville), Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain (in Big Indian) and Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fenimore Art Museum, explore the activities along Lake Erie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooperstown trip planner .

Getting from Rochester to Cooperstown by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Cooperstown sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Animal Adventure Park, High Falls Trail, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain, Vroman's Nose
Highlights from your plan
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Animal Adventure Park ©
Animal Adventure Park

4
nights
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from North Creek: Bolton Landing (The Sembrich & Fishing Charters & Tours), Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake) and Hague Town Beach Park (in Hague). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, take in the pleasant sights at North Creek Mosaic Project, and visit a coastal fixture at Champlain Memorial Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our North Creek online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cooperstown to North Creek in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in North Creek are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in North Creek

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bolton Landing, Mirror Lake, Lake Minerva, Hague Town Beach Park, Avalanche Lake
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Saratoga Springs (Saratoga Race Course & Congress Park), Esopus Bend Nature Preserve (in Saugerties) and Belleayre Beach (in Pine Hill). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, examine the collection at Burden Iron Works Museum, admire the natural beauty at Landis Arboretum, and explore the activities along Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albany online holiday planner .

Drive from North Creek to Albany in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cold Spring.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs, Bronck Museum, Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery, Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum, Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve ©
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
Saratoga Race Course ©
Saratoga Race Course

5
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cold Spring: T.R. Gallo West Strand Park (in Kingston), DM Weil Gallery (in New Paltz) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hook Mountain State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Ninham Fire Tower, and relax in the rural setting at Shunpike Dairy.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cold Spring online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Albany to Cold Spring takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cold Spring can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Anthony's Nose, Shunpike Dairy, Bellvale Farms Creamery, Blodgett Memorial Library, DM Weil Gallery
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

8
nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Cold Spring to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Cold Spring in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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