6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Adirondacks holiday planner

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Plattsburgh
— 1 night
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Lake Placid
— 2 nights
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Lake George
— 2 nights
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Plattsburgh

— 1 night
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): let little ones run wild at Battery Park, then hike along Burlington Bike Path, then don't miss a visit to Church Street Marketplace, and finally see Vintage Photography Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Alice Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Ausable Chasm, and finally experience rural life at Mace Chasm Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Plattsburgh trip planner.

Philadelphia to Plattsburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Plattsburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 2 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get great views at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, then get in on the excitement at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and finally look for gifts at Just Bead It. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiteface Mountain, and finally gain insight at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid online day trip planner.

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Plattsburgh in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lake Placid, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake George

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, then take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): cool off at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, try to win big at Saratoga Race Course, then look for gifts at Wax 'n' Wix, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lake George vacation planner.

Drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Placid in July, with highs in Lake George at 82°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips