8 days in Hudson River Valley & Catskill Region Itinerary

8 days in Hudson River Valley & Catskill Region Itinerary

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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New Paltz
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New Paltz
— 1 night
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Hyde Park
— 2 nights
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Kingston
— 1 night
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Kerhonkson
— 1 night
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Wilmington

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New Paltz

— 1 night
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with DM Weil Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Paltz trip tool.

Wilmington to New Paltz is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wilmington in September, with highs in New Paltz at 78°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New Paltz

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Hyde Park

— 2 nights
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Locust Grove Estate, and then gain insight at Marist College.

You can plan Hyde Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from New Paltz to Hyde Park in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kingston.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kingston

— 1 night
Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Church, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Hudson River Maritime Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kingston road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to Kingston takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Kingston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Albany

— 2 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of New York State Museum, then walk around Washington Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Albany Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Thomas Cole National Historic Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Olana State Historic Site, and then visit a coastal fixture at The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planner.

Getting from Kingston to Albany by car takes about an hour. In September in Albany, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kerhonkson.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kerhonkson

— 1 night
Kerhonkson is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sam's Point Preserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cragsmoor Stone Church, and then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kerhonkson trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Albany to Kerhonkson in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kerhonkson are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerhonkson

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catskill Region travel guide

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Ski Areas · Theaters · History Museums