8 days in New York State Itinerary

8 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State sightseeing planner

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Clayton
— 1 night
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Lake Placid
— 1 night
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Lake George
— 2 nights
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Plattsburgh
— 2 nights
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Clayton

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Antique Boat Museum, step off the mainland to explore Heart Island, and then get engrossed in the history at Boldt Castle and Yacht House.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Clayton online attractions planner.

East Brunswick to Clayton is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from East Brunswick in August; daily highs in Clayton reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Clayton

Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lake Placid

— 1 night
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Marcy, and then take in the awesome beauty at Adirondack Mountains.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lake Placid trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Clayton to Lake Placid takes 3 hours. Traveling from Clayton in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Lake Placid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake George

— 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Bring the kids along to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Water Slide World. Explore hidden gems such as Gooney Golf and Tubby Tubes Company. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake George, trot along with a tour on horseback, go for a walk through Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark, and make a splash at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George travel route website.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lake George when traveling from Lake Placid in August, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Lake George

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Plattsburgh

— 2 nights
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum, get engrossed in the history at The War of 1812 Museum, and then stroll through Plattsburgh City Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Plattsburgh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Plattsburgh takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · 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.