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: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lake Placid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bolton Landing
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
New Paltz
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
New York City
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Stony Brook
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Southampton
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
9
Rochester
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: San Francisco

6
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Get outdoors at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adirondack Artists Guild and St. Eustace Episcopal Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Placid: Keeseville (Mace Chasm Farm & Alice Falls), The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake) and Stone Valley Trail (in Colton). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, stop by Dartbrook Rustic Goods, take in the awesome beauty at Algonquin Mountain, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lake Placid route maker site .

San Francisco to Lake Placid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lake Placid. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lake Placid, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Bolton Landing.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Keeseville, Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, Fishing Charters & Tours, McCauley Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center

4
nights
Bolton Landing

Bolton Landing ©
Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Square Eddy Expeditions and Adirondack Park. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, hike along Tongue Mountain Range Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Mountain, and see the interesting displays at The Sembrich.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bolton Landing online route builder .

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Bolton Landing takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bolton Landing, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Bolton Landing

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Square Eddy Expeditions, Charles Lathrop Demonstration Pack Forest, Adirondack Park, Black Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Cat and Thomas Mountains ©
Cat and Thomas Mountains

6
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate New York State Museum and Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio. Visiting Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary and Saratoga National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Lake George (Prospect Mountain, Buck mountain hiking trail, & more), Schoharie Valley Farms/The Carrot Barn (in Schoharie) and Saratoga Monument (in Victory Mills). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, admire the masterpieces at The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, and identify plant and animal life at Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Albany trip website .

You can drive from Bolton Landing to Albany in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to New Paltz.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake George, Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, Saratoga National Historical Park, Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
Saratoga National Historical Park ©
Saratoga National Historical Park

7
nights
New Paltz

New Paltz ©
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Appreciate the collections at DM Weil Gallery and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hudson Beach Glass and Emerge Gallery & Art Space. Get out of town with these interesting New Paltz side-trips: Old Dutch Church (in Kingston), Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain (in Big Indian) and Belleayre Beach (in Pine Hill). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, take in the awesome beauty at Catskill Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Rock Forest Consortium.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Paltz online road trip planner .

You can drive from Albany to New Paltz in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in New Paltz can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Paltz

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Saugerties, Cragsmoor, Belleayre Beach, Hudson Beach Glass, Black Creek Preserve
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.
Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC and Tiles For Americafor some retail therapy. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

Getting from New Paltz to New York City by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from New Paltz in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Stony Brook.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
nights
Stony Brook

Stony Brook ©
Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Get a sense of the local culture at St. James General Store and Setauket Neighborhood House. Get outdoors at Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Explore Stony Brook's surroundings by going to Gardiner County Park (in Bay Shore), Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church (in West Babylon) and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (in Oyster Bay). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Avalon Park & Preserve, take a peaceful walk through Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Cold Spring Harbor State Park, and browse the fresh offerings at Kerber's farm.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stony Brook trip planning site .

Getting from New York City to Stony Brook by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Stony Brook. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Southampton.

Things to do in Stony Brook

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Huntington, Saint James, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Setauket Neighborhood House
Highlights from your plan
Bayard Cutting Arboretum ©
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ©
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

6
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton Village is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Visit St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church and First Presbyterian/Old Whaler's Church for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Alex Ferrone Gallery and Main Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southampton: Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Orient Beach State Park (in Orient) and Montauk (Gin Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Cupsogue Beach County Park, explore the world behind art at Parrish Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Southampton Arts Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Southampton online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Stony Brook to Southampton in an hour. Traveling from Stony Brook in September, you will find days in Southampton are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Southampton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Montauk, Sag Harbor, Main Beach, Orient Beach State Park, Cupsogue Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Appreciate the collections at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Step out of the city life by going to Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Hidden Valley Animal Adventure (in Varysburg), Marilla Country Store (in Marilla) and Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls route planner .

Explore your travel options from Southampton to Niagara Falls with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Marilla Country Store, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

7
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get outdoors at Genesee Country Village & Museum and Watkins Glen State Park. Shop till you drop at West End Gallery and Joseph's Wayside Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Montezuma Audubon Center (in Savannah), Henry A. Smith Woods (in Trumansburg) and Huckleberry Swamp (in North Rose). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Sterling Nature Center, see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, steep yourself in history at Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron, and get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary site .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Rochester sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Naples, Corning, Huckleberry Swamp, Watkins Glen State Park, Henry A. Smith Woods
Highlights from your plan
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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