59 days in New York State Itinerary

59 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State travel route planner
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Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
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Rochester
— 6 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 6 nights
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Norwich
— 1 night
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Lake Placid
— 6 nights
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Lake George
— 6 nights
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New Paltz
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 21 nights
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Niagara Falls — 7 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Buffalo (Ellicott Square Building, Canalside, &more), Hamburg Gaming (in Hamburg) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). The adventure continues: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, make a trip to War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip planning site.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Niagara Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Niagara Falls is 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in March: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 4°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rochester.
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Parks · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Rochester — 6 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rochester: Seward House Museum (in Auburn) and The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michael's Church, and stroll around Mendon Ponds Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Watkins Glen — 6 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cayuga-Seneca Canal (in Seneca Falls), Skeanateales NY (in Cayuga) and Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Museum (in Elmira). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., savor the flavors at Food & Drink, view the masterpieces at West End Gallery, and examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen travel route planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Norwich.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Norwich — 1 night

On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe and then see the interesting displays at Northeast Classic Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Norwich online travel route planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Norwich in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Norwich are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Placid.
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Shopping · Museums

Lake Placid — 6 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Country Dreams Farm (in Plattsburgh), Massena Nature Center (in Massena) and Titus Mountain Family Ski Center (in Malone). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St Agnes Roman Catholic Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at Adirondack Breathe Easy Salt Cave, and deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station.

Plan trip to Lake Placid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Norwich to Lake Placid in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Norwich in April; daily highs in Lake Placid reach 11°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake George.
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Lake George — 6 nights

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.
Explore Lake George's surroundings by going to Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center (in Northville), Troy (Burden Iron Works Museum & Shmaltz Brewing Company) and Dakota Ridge Farm (in Ballston Spa). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Flats Brewing, awaken your taste buds at Hoppy Trails Brew Bus, and see the interesting displays at Patriot of Lake George Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lake George journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Placid in April, with highs in Lake George at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Paltz.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips

New Paltz — 5 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting New Paltz side-trips: Calvary Chapel of the Hudson Valley (in Poughkeepsie), Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (in Bear Mountain) and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, go for a stroll along the water at A Day Away Kayak Rentals, view the masterpieces at Hudson Beach Glass, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Integrative Approach Massage Therapy & Wellness.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Paltz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to New Paltz takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New Paltz can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

New York City — 21 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary & Wissahickon Valley Park) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder tool.

You can drive from New Paltz to New York City in 2 hours. Traveling from New Paltz in April, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.
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