60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

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60 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jamestown
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rochester
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Auburn
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Alexandria Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Lake Placid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
North Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cooperstown
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
New Paltz
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

7
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls tour planner .

Chicago to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. In May in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Niagara Jet Adventures, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

5
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama), Westfield (Patterson Library & McClurg Museum) and Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Cassadaga Lake, stroll through Point Gratiot Park, see the interesting displays at Lana's The Little House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jamestown trip planner .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Jamestown in 2 hours. When traveling from Niagara Falls in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Jamestown: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Westfield, Cassadaga Lake, Liberty Vineyards Winery, Lana's The Little House, Cuba Cheese Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Point Gratiot Park ©
Point Gratiot Park
Cassadaga Lake ©
Cassadaga Lake

6
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
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: Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford), Morgan-Manning House (in Brockport) and Corning (Corning Museum of Glass & West End Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, steep yourself in history at Valentown Museum, stroll through Erie Canal Park at Macedon, and learn about winemaking at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Rochester takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corning, Victor, Smith Family Farm, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Beechwood State Park
Highlights from your plan
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
The Strong National Museum of Play ©

4
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake (in Himrod) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, do a tasting at Heart & Hands Wine Company, learn more about the world around you at Women's Rights National Historical Park, and take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Auburn road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Auburn takes 1.5 hours. In June in Auburn, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Penn Yan, Camillus Erie Canal Park, Women's Rights National Historical Park, Watkins Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

6
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria Bay: Home Again Alpaca Farm (in Theresa), Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library (in Watertown) and Black River Trail (in Black River). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Heart Island, make a trip to Trinity Church, admire the majestic nature at Wellesley Island, and stop by 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay route planner .

You can drive from Auburn to Alexandria Bay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Clayton, Seaway Trail, Black River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Heart Island ©
Heart Island
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

6
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Coney Mountain Trail (in Tupper Lake), Lake Tear of the Clouds (in Long Lake) and Camp Santanoni (in Newcomb). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Alice Falls, head outdoors with Henry's Woods, and take in the awesome beauty at Giant Mountain.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Alexandria Bay to Lake Placid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lake Placid when traveling from Alexandria Bay in June, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to North Creek.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New York State, Wilmington, Coney Mountain Trail, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, Lake Tear of the Clouds
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Wilder Homestead ©
Wilder Homestead
Henry's Woods ©
Henry's Woods

3
nights
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bolton Landing (The Sembrich & Veterans Memorial Park), Blue Mountain Lake (Castle Rock Trail & Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake) and Old Forge (Town of Webb Historic Association & Old Forge Hardware). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions, get to know the fascinating history of Northville-Lake Placid Trail, and don't miss a visit to North Creek Mosaic Project.

To find out how to plan a trip to North Creek, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lake Placid to North Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in June, expect North Creek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in North Creek

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Forge, Bolton Landing, Blue Mountain Lake, Northville-Lake Placid Trail
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
The Sembrich ©
The Sembrich

6
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cooperstown: Animal Adventure Park (in Harpursville), Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich) and Beekman 1802 Mercantile (in Sharon Springs). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, explore and take pictures at Ingalls Blueberry Hill, make a trip to Old Fort Johnson National Historic Site, and admire the natural beauty at Landis Arboretum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cooperstown trip builder site .

Drive from North Creek to Cooperstown in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Clinton, Holy Trinity Monastery, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Landis Arboretum, Old Fort Johnson
Highlights from your plan
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Vroman's Nose ©
Vroman's Nose

6
nights
New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Kingston (T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, The Fred J. Johnston Museum, & more), Cragsmoor Stone Church (in Cragsmoor) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Shunpike Dairy, don't miss a visit to Art Centro, and stroll through Schunnemunk State Park.

Discover how to plan a New Paltz trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to New Paltz takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in New Paltz can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kingston, Woodstock, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie, Catskill Park
Highlights from your plan
DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

10
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing site .

Drive from New Paltz to New York City in 2 hours. Traveling from New Paltz in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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