8 days in New York State Itinerary

8 days in New York State Itinerary

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8 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Niagara Falls to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Sunset View Creamery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip builder app .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in August since evenings lows in Watkins Glen dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corning Museum of Glass, Sunset View Creamery
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Sunset View Creamery ©
Sunset View Creamery

1
night
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the activities along Otsego Lake and then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cooperstown travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Cooperstown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cooperstown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Parks Nature
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Otsego Lake ©
Otsego Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cooperstown to New York City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cooperstown in August, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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