7 days in New York State Itinerary

7 days in New York State Itinerary

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Train
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Lake George
— 1 night
Drive
3
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Fly to Philadelphia, Train to Baltimore

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New York City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to New York Public Library and Ellis Island. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, contemplate the long history of New York City Hall, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planning site.

Baltimore to New York City is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Lake George

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, then catch the contagious excitement of Saratoga Race Course, and then explore the activities along Lake George.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lake George online tour planner.

Drive from New York City to Lake George in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lake George, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

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night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Watkins Glen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. August in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks · Nature · Wineries

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.