60 days in Gatlinburg & New York State Itinerary

60 days in Gatlinburg & New York State Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 1 day
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Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
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Jamestown
— 6 nights
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Rochester
— 6 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 5 nights
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Norwich
— 1 night
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Auburn
— 4 nights
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Clayton
— 3 nights
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Ticonderoga
— 3 nights
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Saratoga Springs
— 5 nights
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New Paltz
— 6 nights
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New York City
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Gatlinburg — 1 day

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg vacation builder website.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.
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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.
Let the collections at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Cave of the Winds and Niagara Wine Trail USA. Venture out of the city with trips to Blasdell (Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve & Woodlawn Beach State Park), Buffalo (Times Beach Preserve, Buffalo Religious Arts Center, &more) and Walden Galleria Mall (in Cheektowaga). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, and head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Niagara Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 6 nights

Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Get some historical perspective at Lake View Cemetery and Sherman Memorial Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store (in Bradford), Kinzua Bridge State Park (in Mount Jewett) and Salamanca (Seneca Allegany Casino & Allegany State Park). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Audubon Community Nature Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, steep yourself in history at Robert H. Jackson Center, and do a tasting at Johnson Estate Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jamestown trip maker.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Jamestown takes 2 hours. When traveling from Niagara Falls in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Jamestown, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rochester.
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Rochester — 6 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Take a break from the city and head to Rochester Sport Fishing and Genesee Country Village & Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at ARTISANworks and Schutt's Apple Mill. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum (in Sodus Point), Deer Run Winery (in Geneseo) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, hike along Turning Point Park, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and contemplate the long history of Valentown Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rochester day trip planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Rochester by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Jamestown in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rochester: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.
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Watkins Glen — 5 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Visiting Watkins Glen State Park and Havana Glen Park will get you outdoors. Bath National Cemetery and Gaffer District will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Watkins Glen side-trips: The Rockwell Museum (in Corning), Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira (in Elmira). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Hector Falls, and immerse yourself in nature at Leonard Harrison State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Watkins Glen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Watkins Glen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Norwich.
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Norwich — 1 night

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Norwich trip planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Norwich in 2 hours. Traveling from Watkins Glen in July, you will find days in Norwich are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Auburn.
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Auburn — 4 nights

Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York. Museum-lovers will get to explore Women's Rights National Historical Park and Fort Ontario State Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seward House Museum and Harriet Tubman Home. Get out of town with these interesting Auburn side-trips: Knapp Winery & The Vineyard Restaurant (in Romulus), Geneva (Seneca Lake State Park, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, &more) and Water to Wine Day Tours (in Ovid). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Willard Chapel, stop by Muranda Cheese Company, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Hill Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Skaneateles Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Auburn tour planner.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Auburn takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Clayton.
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Clayton — 3 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Antique Boat Museum and Heart Island. Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Coyote Moon Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Clayton side-trips: Sandy Island Beach State Park (in Pulaski) and Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site (in Sackets Harbor).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Clayton trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Auburn to Clayton in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Clayton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ticonderoga.
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Ticonderoga — 3 nights

Ticonderoga is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and Fort Ticonderoga. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Schroon Lake Town Beach and Hague Town Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ticonderoga: Hoss's Country Corner (in Long Lake) and River Rafting & Tubing (in North Creek). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Mt. Defiance, take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Carillon, contemplate the long history of Crown Point State Historic Site, and examine the collection at The Hancock House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ticonderoga route builder website.

You can drive from Clayton to Ticonderoga in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saratoga Springs.
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Saratoga Springs — 5 nights

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Let the collections at The Clark Art Institute and New York State Capitol capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Saratoga National Historical Park and Saratoga Spa State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saratoga Springs: Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge), The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home (in Lenox) and Howe Caverns (in Howes Cave). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, experience rural life at Hancock Shaker Village, play a few rounds at Saratoga National Golf Club, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saratoga Springs road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ticonderoga to Saratoga Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ticonderoga in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Saratoga Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Paltz.
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New Paltz — 6 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. For shopping fun, head to DM Weil Gallery or Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry), Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery (in Washingtonville) and Pride of the Hudson (in Newburgh). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Belleayre Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Huguenot Street, take in the awesome beauty at Catskill Park, and contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Paltz trip site.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to New Paltz takes 2 hours. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in New Paltz, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New York City.
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New York City — 13 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visiting Ocean Grove Beach and Ship Bottom Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River), Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Gilgo Beach (in Babylon). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

Drive from New Paltz to New York City in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Paltz in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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New York State travel guide

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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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