8 days in New York State Itinerary

8 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo route planner.

Orlando to Buffalo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in Buffalo at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get answers to all your questions at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, then see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Times Square Church, get great views at Top of the Rock, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, New York City is a bit warmer than Watkins Glen - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
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.