60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State travel route planner
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Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Southampton
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Southampton
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 10 nights
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New Paltz
— 6 nights
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Lake George
— 6 nights
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Albany
— 6 nights
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Cooperstown
— 7 nights
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Syracuse
— 6 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 5 nights
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Buffalo
— 8 nights
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Southampton — 5 nights

Visiting Cooper's Beach and Flying Point Beach will get you outdoors. Montauk Point Lighthouse and Southampton Arts Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Pike's Beach (in Westhampton Beach), Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River) and Ho-hum Beach (in Bellport).

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Manchester, UK to Southampton is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Southampton hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to New York City.
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New York City — 10 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Kismet Beach (in Kismet), Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and King Manor Museum and Park (in Jamaica). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Southampton to New York City takes 2 hours. When traveling from Southampton in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to New Paltz.
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New Paltz — 6 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Relax by the water at Belleayre Beach and Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point. Step out of the city life by going to Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and Magazzino Italian Art. Explore New Paltz's surroundings by going to Stone Church (in Dover Plains), Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley) and Hudson Beach Glass (in Beacon). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and stroll through Frost Valley YMCA.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Paltz day trip tool.

Getting from New York City to New Paltz by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New Paltz, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lake George.
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Lake George — 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prospect Mountain and Saratoga Spa State Park. Get outdoors at The Wild Center and Hague Town Beach Park. Explore Lake George's surroundings by going to Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid), The Crossroads (in Chestertown) and Wilmington Town Beach (in Wilmington). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, brush up on your military savvy at Rogers Island Visitors Center, admire the sheer force of Alice Falls, and kick back and relax at Schroon Lake Town Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lake George trip planner.

Getting from New Paltz to Lake George by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lake George are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.
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Albany — 6 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Visiting New York State Museum and Christman Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grafton Peace Pagoda and Steepletop. Venture out of the city with trips to Howe Caverns (in Howes Cave), Thunderhart Golf Course (in Freehold) and Plotter Kill Preserve (in Rotterdam). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, stroll through Albany Pine Bush Preserve, hunt for treasures at Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market, and browse the different shops at Colonie Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Albany takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cooperstown.
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Cooperstown — 7 nights

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Shop till you drop at Cobbler & Co and The Little Falls Antique Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Fenimore Art Museum. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich), Stone Arabia Stone Church (in Palatine Bridge) and Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary (in Oneonta). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Arkell Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Fort Herkimer Church, take an in-depth tour of Hanford Mills Museum, and hike along Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cooperstown online holiday planner.

Drive from Albany to Cooperstown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 6 nights

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandy Island Beach State Park and Jamesville Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Market and Clinton Square. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Auburn (Fort Hill Cemetery & Seward House Museum), Gallery 54 (in Skaneateles) and Ithaca (Robert Treman State Park & Buttermilk Falls State Park). There's still lots to do: trek along Huckleberry Swamp, stroll through Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and shop like a local with Destiny USA.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cooperstown to Syracuse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in Syracuse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.
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Watkins Glen — 5 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Head to West End Gallery and Antique Revivalfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Corning Museum of Glass and Vitrix Hot Glass Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Champlin Beach Park (in Hammondsport), Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Naples (Parish Glen / Conklin Gully & Cumming Nature Center). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at Kemmeter Wines, take in the dramatic scenery at Deckertown Falls, and stroll through Havana Glen Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Syracuse to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Buffalo.
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Buffalo — 8 nights

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strong National Museum of Play and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Comedy Center and Audubon Community Nature Center. Explore Buffalo's surroundings by going to Made In America Store (in Elma), Niagara Falls (Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, &more) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, stroll through Tifft Nature Preserve, and walk around Tinker Nature Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo planning tool.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Buffalo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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