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: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alexandria Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Southampton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
day
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 7th (Sun): make a trip to Times Square and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
day
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, immerse yourself in nature at Wellesley Island State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery, and finally look for gifts at Nav's popcorn shop.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alexandria Bay route planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from New York City to Alexandria Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Alexandria Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellesley Island State Park, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
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Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center ©
Wellesley Island State Park ©
Wellesley Island State Park

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 (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Fenimore Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and then do a tasting at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cooperstown trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Alexandria Bay to Cooperstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cooperstown are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
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Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard ©
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum

2
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Schroon Lake Town Beach, and then Head underground at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, then get your game on at Oscar's Smoke House, and finally head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake George online attractions planner .

Drive from Cooperstown to Lake George in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Lake George, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Southampton.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Square Eddy Expeditions, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Oscar's Smoke House, Schroon Lake Town Beach
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Lake George ©
Lake George
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves ©
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

3
nights
Southampton

Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Cooper's Beach. Relax by the water at Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southampton: Amsterdam Beach Preserve (in Montauk) and Goldsmith's Inlet (in Southold). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room and take an in-depth tour of The Thomas Halsey Homestead.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Southampton online holiday planner .

You can drive from Lake George to Southampton in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Lake George in July, Southampton is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Montauk, Goldsmith's Inlet, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park
Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room ©
Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room

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