9 days in New York State Itinerary

9 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip builder

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 1 night
Drive
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Tupper Lake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orient
— 1 night
Drive

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New York City

— 3 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Lake George

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Charles Lathrop Demonstration Pack Forest, trek along Buck mountain hiking trail, and then stop by Lake George Olive Oil Co..

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake George vacation maker website.

You can drive from New York City to Lake George in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Lake George hover around 62°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Lake Placid

— 1 night
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 29th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adirondack Mountains, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jo, then deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lake Placid tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lake George to Lake Placid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lake George in October; daily highs in Lake Placid reach 57°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tupper Lake.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tupper Lake

— 2 nights
Tupper Lake is a town in the southwest corner of Franklin County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Bear Mountain and then steep yourself in history at Camp Santanoni. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Castle Rock Trail, then take a memorable tour with Raquette Lake Navigation Co, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Raquette River Brewing.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tupper Lake holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake in an hour. October in Tupper Lake sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Orient.

Things to do in Tupper Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orient

— 1 night
Orient is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by The Candy Man, stroll through Orient Beach State Park, and then go for a stroll along the water at Orient by the Sea Marina.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Orient trip planner.

You can drive from Tupper Lake to Orient in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tupper Lake in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orient: highs are around 64°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orient

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors

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.