12 days in New York State Itinerary

12 days in New York State Itinerary

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12 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + train:  22​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niagara Falls and Niagara Wine Trail USA. Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Winds and Genesee Country Village & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Cockaigne Ski Area (in Cherry Creek) and Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area (in Clarence). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Three Sisters Trading Post.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls online vacation builder .

Mumbai, India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area, Cockaigne Ski Area, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Shalestone Vineyards, then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and finally do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Lime Berry Winery, Shalestone Vineyards
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Shalestone Vineyards ©
Shalestone Vineyards

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and SoHo. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Yunhong Chopsticks. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, identify plant and animal life at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Watkins Glen to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Watkins Glen in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteface Mountain, stop by Saratoga Olive Oil, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from New York City to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Wilmington to be cooler, around -19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Placid
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Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Saratoga Olive Oil ©
Saratoga Olive Oil

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Wilmington to Albany by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Wilmington in January, things will get a bit warmer in Albany: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Wildlife Museums
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum

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