17 days in New York State Itinerary

17 days in New York State Itinerary

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17 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  25​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hyde Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lake George
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lake Placid
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cooperstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  25​h
End: Colombo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Titanic Memorial Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Seaport District NYC, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Colombo to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in October, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
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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

1
night
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 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hyde Park journey planner.

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hyde Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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1
night
Lake George

Lake George ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and finally try your luck at Saratoga Race Course.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lake George online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Hyde Park to Lake George in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Hyde Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lake George, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Adirondack Winery Bolton Landing Tasting Room, Saratoga Race Course
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Lake George ©
Lake George
Saratoga Race Course ©
Saratoga Race Course

2
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Ausable Chasm, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Wild Center and then get great views at Olympic Ski Jump Complex.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lake Placid trip maker site .

Getting from Lake George to Lake Placid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lake George in October, expect Lake Placid to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ausable Chasm, Whiteface Mountain, The Wild Center
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center

2
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): revel in the low prices at Meyda Tiffany Lighting and then examine the collection at Northeast Classic Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Howe Caverns and then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cooperstown holiday planner .

Getting from Lake Placid to Cooperstown by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cooperstown, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Howe Caverns, Meyda Tiffany Lighting, Northeast Classic Car Museum
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Howe Caverns ©
Howe Caverns

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at SkyLand Art Barn, then admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Watkins Glen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cooperstown to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Burdett, Taughannock Falls State Park
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then take in the exciting artwork at Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center. On your second day here, stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find out how to plan a trip to Niagara Falls, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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