60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 19 nights
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New Paltz
— 5 nights
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Lake George
— 7 nights
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Lake Placid
— 7 nights
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Norwich
— 2 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 6 nights
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Rochester
— 7 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Drive to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Fly to Washington

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New York City — 19 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Washington to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington in March, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (49°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Paltz.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

New Paltz — 5 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Paltz: Integrative Approach Massage Therapy & Wellness (in Tannersville), Holy Transfiguration Church (in Woodstock) and National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor (in New Windsor). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with DM Weil Gallery, gain insight at Marist College, go for a stroll along the water at A Day Away Kayak Rentals, and admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Paltz day trip site.

Traveling by car from New York City to New Paltz takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in March since evenings lows in New Paltz dip to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake George.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

Lake George — 7 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: The Hancock House (in Ticonderoga), North Creek Mosaic Project (in North Creek) and Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center (in Northville). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Old Fort Johnson, see the interesting displays at The Sembrich, and learn about all things military at Rogers Island Visitors Center.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lake George trip planning website.

Getting from New Paltz to Lake George by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Paltz in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lake George: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lake Placid.
Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Lake Placid — 7 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Placid: Adirondack Breathe Easy Salt Cave (in Peru), Titus Mountain Family Ski Center (in Malone) and Massena Nature Center (in Massena). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, see the interesting displays at Saranac Laboratory Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Roman Catholic Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lake Placid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Lake Placid is little chillier than Lake George - with highs of 49°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Norwich.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Norwich — 2 nights

On the 20th (Wed), look for gifts at Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe and then examine the collection at Northeast Classic Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lorenzo State Historic Site and then learn about all things military at CNY Living History Center.

To plan Norwich vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Lake Placid to Norwich in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in April, Norwich is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Watkins Glen.
Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

Watkins Glen — 6 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Skeanateales NY (in Cayuga), Sperr Memorial Park (in Big Flats) and Seneca Falls (Cayuga-Seneca Canal & Cayuga Wine Trail). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, relax and rejuvenate at Namaste Event, Spa & Wellness Center, and admire the masterpieces at Arnot Art Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Watkins Glen planning website.

Drive from Norwich to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rochester.
Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Rochester — 7 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rochester: Cayuga Lake (in Ithaca), Seward House Museum (in Auburn) and Lazy Acre Alpacas (in Bloomfield). And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, stroll around Camillus Erie Canal Park, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rochester trip planning site.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rochester are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Niagara Falls — 6 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.
Step out of Niagara Falls to go to Lackawanna and see Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail USA, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
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.