8 days in New York State Itinerary

8 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner
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— 3 nights
— 1 night
Alexandria Bay
— 1 night
Lake Placid
— 2 nights


Buffalo — 3 nights

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Explore Buffalo's surroundings by going to Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buffalo trip itinerary builder tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Buffalo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Buffalo. Traveling from Dublin in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Buffalo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You will leave for Rochester on the 23rd (Mon).
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Rochester — 1 night

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Lazy Acre Alpacas and then walk around Highland Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rochester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Alexandria Bay.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip

Alexandria Bay — 1 night

Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay itinerary planner.

Drive from Rochester to Alexandria Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Alexandria Bay are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake Placid.
Nature · Parks · Museums

Lake Placid — 2 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Placid, get great views at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lake Placid travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria Bay to Lake Placid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Alexandria Bay in May, Lake Placid is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

New York State travel guide

Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.