7 days in Watkins Glen, Penn Yan & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Watkins Glen, Penn Yan & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Watkins Glen, Penn Yan & New York City Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Penn Yan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Watkins Glen International and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of International Motor Racing Research Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Rooster Fish Brewing Tasting Room & Beer Garden, then explore and take pictures at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen online route planner .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Watkins Glen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Penn Yan.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Breweries & Distilleries Scenic Drive Nature
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Lakewood Vineyards ©
Lakewood Vineyards
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen International ©
Watkins Glen International

2
nights
Penn Yan

Penn Yan ©
Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Keuka Spring Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Keuka Lake Wine Trail, then don't miss a visit to The Arts Center of Yates County, and finally trek along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Seneca Lake, learn about winemaking at Monello Winery, then do a tasting at Fox Run Vineyards, then do a tasting at Kemmeter Wines, and finally stop by The Keuka Candy Emporium.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Penn Yan online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Penn Yan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Penn Yan

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Seneca Lake
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Seneca Lake ©
Seneca Lake
Keuka Spring Vineyards ©
Keuka Spring Vineyards
Keuka Lake Wine Trail ©
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Penn Yan to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Penn Yan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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