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: Philadelphia
train:  1​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
North Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City attractions planner .

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Sembrich, cool off at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, then take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, then do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George. On your second day here, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Prospect Mountain, then find something for the whole family at Magic Forest, and finally get your game on at Oscar's Smoke House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from New York City to Lake George takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lake George, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to North Creek.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oscar's Smoke House, The Sembrich, The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom
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Lake George ©
Lake George
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
North Creek

North Creek ©
North Creek is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Ticonderoga and then get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, see the interesting displays at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the North Creek trip planning app .

You can drive from Lake George to North Creek in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in North Creek

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ticonderoga, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Bring the kids along to Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Aquarium of Niagara. Step out of Niagara Falls to go to Darien Center and see Darien Lake Amusement Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

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

Drive from North Creek to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Darien Lake Amusement Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Strong National Museum of Play and Seabreeze Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Seneca Park Zoo, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, walk around Highland Park, and catch the contagious excitement of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rochester are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Rochester Museum & Science Center ©
Rochester Museum & Science Center

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