8 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

8 days in Hudson River Valley Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Albany
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Poughkeepsie
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tarrytown
— 1 night
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Minneapolis

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Albany — 2 nights

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Do your shopping at Crossgates and New York State Capitol. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oakwood Cemetery and Olana State Historic Site. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany Institute of History & Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Erastus Corning II Tower, and get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary maker website.

Minneapolis to Albany is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Albany is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Poughkeepsie.
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Poughkeepsie — 4 nights

Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. For shopping fun, head to DM Weil Gallery or Greig Farm. Museum-lovers will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Motorcyclepedia Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor) and The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (in New Paltz). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and admire the striking features of Wilderstein Historic Site.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Poughkeepsie vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Albany to Poughkeepsie in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Poughkeepsie sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tarrytown.
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Tarrytown — 1 night

Tarrytown is a village in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): gain insight at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tarrytown vacation planning site.

Getting from Poughkeepsie to Tarrytown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Poughkeepsie in October since evenings lows in Tarrytown dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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