30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 5 nights
2
Albany
— 4 nights
3
Plattsburgh
— 4 nights
4
Syracuse
— 3 nights
5
Rochester
— 3 nights
6
Buffalo
— 3 nights
7
Ithaca
— 7 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City attractions planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Rockwell Museum and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: The Clark Art Institute (in Williamstown) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and ponder the world of politics at New York State Executive Mansion.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albany attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from New York City to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Albany, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Clark Art Institute, Norman Rockwell Museum
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

4
nights
Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh ©
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whiteface Mountain and Burlington Bike Path. Step out of the city life by going to Stowe Recreation Path and Mirror Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plattsburgh: Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake), Shelburne Museum (in Shelburne) and The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake). There's more to do: examine the collection at Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plattsburgh visit planner.

You can drive from Albany to Plattsburgh in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albany in July since evenings lows in Plattsburgh dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whiteface Mountain, Burlington Bike Path, Schroon Lake Town Beach, Stowe Recreation Path, Shelburne Museum
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Market and Clinton Square. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Destiny USA and Jamesville Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Westcott Beach State Park (in Henderson) and Sandy Island Beach State Park (in Pulaski). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at International Boxing Hall of Fame.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse travel route website.

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Syracuse in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Westcott Beach State Park, Jamesville Beach, International Boxing Hall of Fame, Sandy Island Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Westcott Beach State Park ©
Westcott Beach State Park
Sandy Island Beach State Park ©
Sandy Island Beach State Park

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get some historical perspective at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Letchworth State Park and Stever's Candies. When in Rochester, make a side trip to see Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery in Naples, approximately Naples away. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, experience rural life at Whitter Fruit Farm, and see the interesting displays at Edgerton Model Railroad Room.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rochester are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Letchworth State Park
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maid of the Mist and Niagara Falls Observation Tower. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodlawn Beach State Park, take an in-depth tour of Pierce-Arrow Museum, and don't miss a visit to Canalside.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Buffalo itinerary planning site.

Drive from Rochester to Buffalo in 1.5 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 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, Woodlawn Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

7
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step off the beaten path and head to Watkins Glen State Park and Corning Museum of Glass. Museum-lovers will get to explore Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Bath National Cemetery (in Bath), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Buttonwood Grove Winery (in Romulus). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Champlin Beach Park, and indulge your taste buds at Boundary Breaks Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ithaca road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Ithaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Ithaca sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Dundee, Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards, Four Chimneys Organic Wines, Bath National Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:
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Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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