13 days in New York State Itinerary

13 days in New York State Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
2
Southampton
— 2 nights
3
Lake Placid
— 2 nights
4
Ithaca
— 2 nights
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
6
Buffalo
— 1 night

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, stroll through The High Line, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Southampton.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · 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

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nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ho-hum Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cupsogue Beach County Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ponquogue Beach, kick back and relax at Foster Memorial Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Southampton tour builder.

Traveling by car from New York City to Southampton takes 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Southampton to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Sag Harbor, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Ho-hum Beach
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Saranac Laboratory Museum, then stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company, then explore the activities along Mirror Lake, and finally get interesting insight from Experience Outdoors, LLC. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with ADK Aquatics, head outdoors with Henry's Woods, then deepen your understanding at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, and finally hike along Heaven Hills Trails.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lake Placid journey planner.

Getting from Southampton to Lake Placid by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lake Placid when traveling from Southampton in August, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Saranac Laboratory Museum
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ADK Aquatics ©
ADK Aquatics
Henry's Woods ©
Henry's Woods
Experience Outdoors, LLC ©
Experience Outdoors, LLC

2
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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with Painted Bar Stables, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., then learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery, and finally see the world from above with Southern Tier Balloon Tours. On the next day, examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then look for gifts at Note Fragrances FLX.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ithaca travel planning site.

Drive from Lake Placid to Ithaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lake Placid in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Ithaca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Burdett, Corning Museum of Glass, Note Fragrances FLX, Watkins Glen State Park
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Southern Tier Balloon Tours ©
Southern Tier Balloon Tours
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Painted Bar Stables ©
Painted Bar Stables

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Ithaca to Niagara Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buffalo online trip builder.

Buffalo is just a stone's throw from Niagara Falls. In August in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica
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Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica ©
Forest Lawn ©
Forest Lawn
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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