26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Albany
— 4 nights
3
Plattsburgh
— 5 nights
4
Watertown
— 3 nights
5
Syracuse
— 3 nights
6
Buffalo
— 6 nights

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 some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City online attractions planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to New York City. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and The Clark Art Institute. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Rockwell Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Williams College Museum of Art (in Williamstown), Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Albany by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, Albany is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Williamstown, Hyde Park, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

5
nights
Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh ©
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Relax by the water at Plattsburgh City Beach and D.A.R. State Park. Get outdoors at Whiteface Mountain and Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. Explore Plattsburgh's surroundings by going to Alburg Dunes State Park (in Alburgh), The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake) and Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, contemplate the long history of Kent Delord House Museum, and hike along Burlington Bike Path.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plattsburgh route builder app.

Getting from Albany to Plattsburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Albany in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Plattsburgh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Burlington Bike Path, Alburg Dunes State Park, Whiteface Mountain, The Wild Center, D.A.R. State Park
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum

3
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. You'll get in some beach time at Westcott Beach State Park and Sandy Island Beach State Park. Visiting Antique Boat Museum and Heart Island will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Watertown side-trips: Alexandria Bay (Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery & Boldt Castle and Yacht House), The Cape Winery (in Cape Vincent) and Singer Castle on Dark Island (in Chippewa Bay). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Public Square and do a tasting at Yellow Barn Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Watertown journey maker site.

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Watertown in 3.5 hours. In July in Watertown, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watertown

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay, Westcott Beach State Park, The Cape Winery, Antique Boat Museum, Sandy Island Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Singer Castle on Dark Island ©
Singer Castle on Dark Island
Antique Boat Museum ©
Antique Boat Museum

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Robert Treman State Park and Jamesville Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taughannock Falls State Park and International Boxing Hall of Fame. Go for a jaunt from Syracuse to Norwich to see Northeast Classic Car Museum about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse road trip site.

You can drive from Watertown to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. July in Syracuse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Robert Treman State Park, International Boxing Hall of Fame, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Jamesville Beach, Taughannock Falls State Park
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Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

6
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Strong National Museum of Play and Pierce-Arrow Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maid of the Mist and Canalside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (in Rochester), Letchworth State Park (in Castile) and Niagara Falls Observation Tower (in Niagara Falls). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, kick back and relax at Times Beach Preserve, and immerse yourself in nature at Woodlawn Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Rochester, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, Woodlawn Beach State Park, Letchworth State Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play

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