59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Hyde Park
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kingston
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saugerties
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lake George
— 7 nights
Drive
6
Lake Placid
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Old Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Ithaca
— 6 nights
Drive
10
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive
12
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
13
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly
14
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
15
Annapolis
— 5 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

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 Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Race Brook Falls. Explore Hyde Park's surroundings by going to Stone Church (in Dover Plains) and Harlem Valley Rail Trail (in Millerton). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hyde Park vacation builder app.

Holmdel to Hyde Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Holmdel in September since evenings lows in Hyde Park dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kingston.
more
Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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 Ferncliff Forest. The adventure continues: hike along The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.

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.
more
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Saugerties — 4 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Saugerties Lighthouse and Greig Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Esopus Bend Nature Preserve and Savor Spa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saugerties trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Saugerties is just a stone's throw from Kingston. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.
more
Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Wildlife
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.
more
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
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. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Shelving Rock Falls, identify plant and animal life at Veterans Memorial Park, hike along Buck mountain hiking trail, and admire the masterpieces at The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lake George trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Albany to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Albany in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lake George, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Placid.
more
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 Adirondack Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Paul Smith's College VIC 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, identify plant and animal life at Adirondack Mountains, and steep yourself in history at Saranac Laboratory Museum.

Plan a trip to Lake Placid easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

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.
more
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 go by car to Syracuse.
more
Outdoors · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Winter Sports

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 Everson Museum of Art. Get outdoors at Salmon River and Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Take a break from Syracuse with a short trip to Selkirk Shores State Park in Pulaski, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Clinton Square, see where the action happens at JMA Wireless Dome, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Middle Ages Brewing Company, and contemplate the waterfront views at Webster Pond.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse day trip site.

Traveling by car from Old Forge to Syracuse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 time for the car ride to Ithaca.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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 Ports of New York Winery. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

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.
more
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Trails

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.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums
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). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of ARTISANworks and explore the landscape on two wheels at Genesee Riverway Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary builder tool.

You can 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, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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 A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard. The adventure continues: trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

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) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.
more
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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 Allegheny Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Bayernhof Museum and Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History capture your imagination. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heinz Memorial Chapel.

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.
more
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 Evergreen Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Rupp House and East Cavalry Battlefield. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Adams County Winery, admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum.

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.
more
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 Hammond-Harwood House are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at U.S. Naval Academy and Hogshead. 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: steep yourself in history at St. John's College, get engrossed in the history at Banneker-Douglass Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and indulge your senses at Fishpaws Marketplace.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Annapolis tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Annapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in November, Annapolis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Tours
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
more

Catskill Region travel guide

4
Ski Areas · Theaters · History Museums

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.4
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.
more