6 days in New York State Itinerary

6 days in New York State Itinerary

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6 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  2​h
1
Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saratoga Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. On the 3rd (Tue), do a tasting at Clermont Vineyards & Winery, examine the collection at Trolley Museum Of New York, and then snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyde Park trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City to Hyde Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hyde Park when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Clermont Vineyards & Winery, Trolley Museum Of New York, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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Clermont Vineyards & Winery ©
Clermont Vineyards & Winery
Trolley Museum Of New York ©
Trolley Museum Of New York

2
nights
Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs ©
Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
On the 5th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Saratoga Casino Hotel and then try your luck at Saratoga Race Course.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saratoga Springs journey site .

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to Saratoga Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Hyde Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Saratoga Springs, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

New York State Museum
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Saratoga Race Course ©
Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Casino Hotel ©
Saratoga Casino Hotel
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Native American Museum of Art, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Drive from Saratoga Springs to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Native American Museum of Art
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 8th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then do a tasting at Starkey's Lookout, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Watkins Glen online route planner .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Watkins Glen, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Starkey's Lookout, Taughannock Falls State Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Starkey's Lookout ©
Starkey's Lookout
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

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