15 days in New York State Itinerary

15 days in New York State Itinerary

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15 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + train:  25​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hyde Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Colombo

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strong National Museum of Play and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Letchworth State Park (in Castile) and Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, look for gifts at Three Sisters Trading Post, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip app .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Niagara Falls is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Colombo to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in October; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Letchworth State Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, The Strong National Museum of Play
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then view the masterpieces at SkyLand Art Barn, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen road trip site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, SkyLand Art Barn, McGregor Vineyard
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Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
McGregor Vineyard ©
McGregor Vineyard

2
nights
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Adams Fairacre Farms, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lotus Fine Art and Design and then get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hyde Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Hyde Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lotus Fine Art and Design, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Adams Fairacre Farms, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to New York Public Library and St. Paul's Chapel. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiles For America.

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You can drive from Hyde Park to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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