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:  1​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hyde Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cooperstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  25​h
End: Colombo

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.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. Change things up with a short trip to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online visit 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, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Hyde Park

Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hyde Park online journey planner .

You can drive from New York City to Hyde Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Hyde Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

2
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Meyda Tiffany Lighting and then examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Stone Arabia Stone Church, learn about winemaking at Pail Shop Vineyards, and then examine the collection at Northeast Classic Car Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cooperstown online journey builder .

Drive from Hyde Park to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hyde Park in October, you will find days in Cooperstown are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Meyda Tiffany Lighting, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Stone Arabia Stone Church, Pail Shop Vineyards
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Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Stone Arabia Stone Church ©
Stone Arabia Stone Church

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cooperstown to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Niagara Falls and Hyde Park Golf Course. Get some cultural insight at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Cave of the Winds and trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planning site .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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