7 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 day
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Old Forge
— 1 night
Lake George
— 2 nights


Plattsburgh — 1 day

Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the engineering at Alice Falls, then play a few rounds at Bluff Point Golf Resort, then admire the majestic nature at Point Au Roches State Park, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plattsburgh online driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Plattsburgh. In August, daily temperatures in Plattsburgh can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 3 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Jo and Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails. John Brown Farm State Historic Site and Saranac Laboratory Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Blue Mountain (in Blue Mountain Lake), Coney Mountain Trail (in Tupper Lake) and Long Lake (Buttermilk Falls & Hoss's Country Corner). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, ski along the peaceful trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and explore the activities along Lake Placid.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Placid trip tool.

Traveling by car from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Plattsburgh in August, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Lake Placid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Old Forge.
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Old Forge — 1 night

Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a splash at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, look for gifts at Old Forge Hardware, stroll through McCauley Mountain, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Old Forge tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lake Placid to Old Forge in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lake Placid in August since evenings lows in Old Forge dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lake George.
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Lake George — 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get great views at Mt. Defiance, take in the dramatic scenery at Shelving Rock Falls, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally tee off at Gooney Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf, explore the landscape on two wheels at Warren County Bikeway, then explore the world behind art at The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, and finally trek along Buck mountain hiking trail.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lake George day trip planning tool.

Drive from Old Forge to Lake George in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Lake George sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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