9 days in New York State Itinerary

9 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State tour planner

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Lake George
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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Lake George

— 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Million Dollar Beach and Lake George. We've included these beaches for you: D.A.R. State Park and Schroon Lake Town Beach. Take a break from Lake George with a short trip to Hague Town Beach Park in Hague, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cool off at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, tee off at Gooney Golf, trek along Buck mountain hiking trail, and stroll around Shepherd Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip builder tool.

Orlando to Lake George is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in July, with highs in Lake George at 82°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Ontario Beach Park and Times Beach Preserve. Kids will enjoy Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist. When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Darien Lake Amusement Park in Darien Center, approximately Darien Center away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls sightseeing site.

You can drive from Lake George to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · 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.