59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Hyde Park
— 4 nights
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Kingston
— 3 nights
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Saugerties
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Lake George
— 7 nights
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Lake Placid
— 5 nights
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Old Forge
— 2 nights
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
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Ithaca
— 6 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Annapolis
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Hyde Park

— 4 nights
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Stone Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Step out of Hyde Park to go to Sheffield and see Race Brook Falls, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyde Park trip maker site.

Holmdel to Hyde Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Holmdel in September, Hyde Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Kingston

— 3 nights
Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rondout Lighthouse and Old Dutch Church. Step out of the city life by going to Minnewaska State Park Preserve and The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Ferncliff Forest.

Before you visit Kingston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Hyde Park to Kingston by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saugerties.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saugerties

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Lighthouse and Montgomery Place. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greig Farm and Hudson Valley Distillers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saugerties road trip planning website.

Saugerties is just a short distance from Kingston. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Saugerties

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Albany

— 2 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Peebles Island State Park and then stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Crailo State Historic Site and then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saugerties to Albany takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake George

— 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Prospect Mountain and Warren County Bikeway. Get some cultural insight at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour and New York State Military Museum. Step out of Lake George with an excursion to Schroon Lake Town Beach in Schroon Lake--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Shelving Rock Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buck mountain hiking trail, explore the activities along Lake George, and look for gifts at Lake George Olive Oil Co..

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake George trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Albany to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albany in September since evenings lows in Lake George dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 5 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Placid and Paul Smith's College VIC. Get outdoors at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Mount Van Hoevenberg. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adirondack Mountains, and get engrossed in the history at Saranac Laboratory Museum.

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You can drive from Lake George to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lake George in October, expect Lake Placid to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Old Forge

— 2 nights
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at McCauley Mountain and then contemplate the long history of Town of Webb Historic Association. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at View Arts Center and then sample the tasty concoctions at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Old Forge vacation builder app.

Getting from Lake Placid to Old Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, Old Forge is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Old Forge

Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Syracuse

— 4 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Erie Canal Museum and Clinton Square. Get outdoors at Salmon River and Selkirk Shores State Park. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Carrier Dome, explore the activities along Webster Pond, explore the world behind art at Everson Museum of Art, and sample the tasty concoctions at Middle Ages Brewing Company.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse online travel route planner.

You can drive from Old Forge to Syracuse in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 6 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. You'll explore and learn at Museum of the Earth and Johnson Museum of Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascadilla Gorge Trail and Robert Treman State Park. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ithaca journey planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Ithaca

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Watkins Glen

— 3 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Explore hidden gems such as International Motor Racing Research Center and Hector Falls. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Watkins Glen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ithaca to Watkins Glen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get some cultural insight at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and Memorial Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Ontario Beach Park and Turning Point Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Palmyra (Smith Family Farm & Book of Mormon Publication Site). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Artisanworks and explore the landscape on two wheels at Genesee Riverway Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rochester online route builder.

Drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Niagara Power Project Visitors Center and The Erie Canal Discovery Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bridal Veil Falls and Devil's Hole State Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, learn about winemaking at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, and admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls visit planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
The Nationality Rooms and Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heinz Memorial Chapel and Allegheny Cemetery. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bayernhof Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 3 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shriver House Museum and Adams County Winery. Get a sense of the local culture at Evergreen Cemetery and Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Rupp House, admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and witness the site of a historic battle at East Cavalry Battlefield.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Annapolis

— 5 nights
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
Popular historic sites such as 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and St. Mary's Church are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at U.S. Naval Academy and Banneker-Douglass Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum (in Chesapeake Beach) and Spas (in St. Michaels). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. John's College, see the interesting displays at Hogshead, cast your line with Family Fishing Adventures, and indulge your taste buds at Fishpaws Marketplace.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Annapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Annapolis, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annapolis

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Catskill Region travel guide

3.9
Parks · Ski Areas · History Museums

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.