8 days in New York State & Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in New York State & Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in New York State & Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
New Haven
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo and then shop like a local with Destiny USA.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Syracuse is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally deepen your understanding at Yale University.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our New Haven tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Syracuse to New Haven in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Syracuse in July, New Haven is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale Center for British Art ©
Yale Center for British Art

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Elmwood Village, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then get to know the resident critters at The Buffalo Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Canalside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Museum of Science, enjoy the sand and surf at Times Beach Preserve, then take in panoramic vistas at Buffalo City Hall, and finally learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from New Haven to Buffalo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Haven in July since evenings lows in Buffalo dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Museums Beaches
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The Buffalo Zoo ©
The Buffalo Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route app .

You can fly from Buffalo to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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