9 days in New York State Itinerary

9 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State vacation planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Long Beach
— 2 nights
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Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Howes Cave
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyde Park
— 1 night
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at Museum of Jewish Heritage, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Long Beach

— 2 nights
Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York, United States. On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cedar Beach, stroll through Gilgo Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jones Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, and then stroll through Lido West Beach.

To plan Long Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from New York City to Long Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Long Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls holiday maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Long Beach to Niagara Falls. Expect little chillier evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from Long Beach in August, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Howes Cave.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Howes Cave

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Howe Caverns. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): Head underground at Howe Caverns, then get engrossed in the history at Iroquois Indian Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Howes Cave vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Howes Cave takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Howes Cave are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Howes Cave

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Hyde Park

— 1 night
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hyde Park trip planner.

You can drive from Howes Cave to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Hyde Park when traveling from Howes Cave in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Museums

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.