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

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day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then make a trip to Goat Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online vacation planner .

Toronto, Canada to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
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Goat Island ©
Goat Island
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 8th (Sun): learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and finally do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in September since evenings lows in Watkins Glen dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dundee, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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night
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Val-Kill Cottage, steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then get your bearings at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyde Park travel planning site .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Hyde Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. September in Hyde Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums
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5
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 Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Getting from Hyde Park to New York City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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