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: New York City
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and get a sense of history and politics at New York City Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hyde Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Hyde Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Hyde Park dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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1
night
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, do a tasting at Pail Shop Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard.

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Getting from Hyde Park to Cooperstown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Fly Creek
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Pail Shop Vineyards ©
Pail Shop Vineyards
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard ©
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard

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night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls visit app .

Drive from Cooperstown to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish ©
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip builder site .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Watkins Glen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.

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