8 days in New York State Itinerary

8 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State journey planner

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New York City
— 1 night
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Ithaca
— 1 night
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Rochester
— 1 night
Drive
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Oswego
— 1 night
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Cazenovia
— 1 night
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New York City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, get interesting insight from Tours, then look for gifts at Josefinas, and finally take a stroll through Fifth Avenue. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Great Neck Steppingstone Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Times Square.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ithaca

— 1 night
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 16th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Earth, admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ithaca online sightseeing planner.

Drive from New York City to Ithaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Ithaca at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Geneva

— 1 night
Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Geneva History Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rose Hill Mansion, then look for gifts at Muranda Cheese Company, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Waterloo Premium Outlets.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online road trip planner.

Drive from Ithaca to Geneva in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Geneva

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and finally revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at The Strong National Museum of Play, then contemplate the long history of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and finally look for gifts at Stever's Candies.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rochester trip maker site.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oswego.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Oswego

— 1 night
Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. On the 20th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Fort Ontario State Historic Site, examine the collection at H. Lee White Marine Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Sterling Nature Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oswego online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Oswego takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oswego can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Cazenovia.

Things to do in Oswego

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Cazenovia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Jamesville Beach, then examine the collection at The Stickley Museum, and then experience rural life at Critz Farms.

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Traveling by car from Oswego to Cazenovia takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cazenovia are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cazenovia

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.