9 days in New York State Itinerary

9 days in New York State Itinerary

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9 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lake Placid
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Old Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
day
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 25th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Mount Van Hoevenberg, then have some family-friendly fun at Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Placid day trip app .

Getting from New York City to Lake Placid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Lake Placid, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Outdoors Winter Sports Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Mount Van Hoevenberg ©
Mount Van Hoevenberg
St. Eustace Episcopal Church ©
St. Eustace Episcopal Church
Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf ©
Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf

1
night
Old Forge

Old Forge ©
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at View Arts Center, then look for gifts at Old Forge Hardware, then contemplate the long history of Town of Webb Historic Association, and finally have fun at Nutty Putty.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Old Forge trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lake Placid to Old Forge in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in Old Forge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Old Forge

Fun & Games Shopping Historic Sites
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Nutty Putty ©
Nutty Putty
Old Forge Hardware ©
Old Forge Hardware
View Arts Center ©
View Arts Center

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 27th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Horseheads Brewing.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen road trip planning website .

You can drive from Old Forge to Watkins Glen in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corning Museum of Glass, Horseheads Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Horseheads Brewing ©
Horseheads Brewing

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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