60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State visit planner

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Buffalo
— 7 nights
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Rochester
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Corning
— 4 nights
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Cooperstown
— 7 nights
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Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
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Lake Placid
— 6 nights
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Albany
— 6 nights
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Saugerties
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Buffalo

— 7 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. Get a sense of the local culture at Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and Willow Creek Winery. Explore Buffalo's surroundings by going to Chestnut Ridge Park (in Orchard Park), Westfield (Noble Winery & Johnson Estate Winery) and Jamestown (Fenton History Center & Robert H. Jackson Center). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, do a tasting at Woodbury Winery & Vineyards, deepen your understanding at Lily Dale Assembly, and identify plant and animal life at Tifft Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Buffalo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buffalo: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Rochester

— 6 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Strong National Museum of Play and Jell-O Gallery Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at George Eastman Museum and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Lazy Acre Alpacas (in Bloomfield), The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo) and Abbey of the Genesee (in Piffard). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Letchworth State Park, steep yourself in history at Ganondagan State Historic Site, visit a coastal fixture at Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riedman Fish Hatchery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rochester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 6 nights
Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. Seward House Museum and Harriet Tubman Home will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Hunt Country Vineyards (in Branchport), Beaver Lake Nature Center (in Baldwinsville) and Sterling Nature Center (in Sterling). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Silver Thread Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, look for all kinds of wild species at Cumming Nature Center, and take a memorable drive along Cayuga Wine Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geneva online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Geneva in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corning.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corning

— 4 nights
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Get a sense of the local culture at Corning Museum of Glass and Hector Wine Company. Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and West End Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Corning's surroundings by going to Burdett (Atwater Estate Vineyards & Damiani Wine Cellars), Hammondsport (Bully Hill Vineyards Winery, Lime Berry Winery, &more) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Barnstormer Winery, admire the masterpieces at Arnot Art Museum, look for gifts at The Christmas House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corning route planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Corning in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Corning can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Corning

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cooperstown

— 7 nights

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Appreciate the collections at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Hyde Hall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Northeast Classic Car Museum and The Farmers' Museum. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (in Utica), Wolf Mountain Nature Center (in Smyrna) and Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site (in Oriskany). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Fenimore Art Museum, examine the collection at Hanford Mills Museum, explore the activities along Otsego Lake, and play a few rounds at Leatherstocking Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cooperstown travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Corning to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay

— 3 nights
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Thousand Islands Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Singer Castle on Dark Island and Thousand Islands Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria Bay side-trips: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site (in Sackets Harbor) and Tibbetts Point Lighthouse (in Cape Vincent). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Antique Boat Museum, learn about winemaking at Coyote Moon Vineyards, look for gifts at Lil' River Fudge Co / 5&10 Varity Store, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Clayton Distillery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alexandria Bay holiday planner.

Drive from Cooperstown to Alexandria Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 6 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and Fort Ticonderoga. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Wild Center and St. Eustace Episcopal Church. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Veterans Memorial Park (in Bolton Landing), Camp Santanoni (in Newcomb) and Crown Point (Crown Point State Historic Site & Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, stop by Just Bead It, play a few rounds at Whiteface Golf Club, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adirondack Mountains.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lake Placid trip maker tool.

You can drive from Alexandria Bay to Lake Placid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Alexandria Bay in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lake Placid, with lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Albany

— 6 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York State Museum and Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schuyler Mansion and Ledge Rock Hill Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake George (Lake George, Prospect Mountain, &more), Adirondack Park (in Northville) and Saratoga Springs (Saratoga Olive Oil Company, New York State Military Museum, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, relax in the rural setting at Samascott Orchards, identify plant and animal life at Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Feeder Canal Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip site.

Drive from Lake Placid to Albany in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lake Placid in November: high temperatures in Albany hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saugerties.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saugerties

— 6 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Saugerties: Cragsmoor (Sam's Point Preserve & Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie).

Plan my trip to Saugerties with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Albany to Saugerties in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Saugerties are 13°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Saugerties

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and Frick Collection. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Saugerties to New York City in 2 hours. Traveling from Saugerties in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
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.