34 days in United States Itinerary

34 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
Watertown
— 3 nights
5
Syracuse
— 4 nights
6
Rochester
— 4 nights
7
Buffalo
— 4 nights
8
Ithaca
— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, stop by Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City journey planner.

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. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and New York State Executive Mansion. Get a sense of the local culture at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Norman Rockwell Museum. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to The Clark Art Institute (in Williamstown), Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning app.

Drive from New York City to Albany in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Albany dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, The Clark Art Institute, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 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. Get some cultural insight at Shelburne Museum and Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum. Get outdoors at Whiteface Mountain and Paul Smith's College VIC. Explore Plattsburgh's surroundings by going to Burlington Bike Path (in Burlington), Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe) and Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Schroon Lake Town Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plattsburgh trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Albany to Plattsburgh takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier 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 Watertown.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Let the collections at Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Antique Boat Museum capture your imagination. Visit Westcott Beach State Park and Sandy Island Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watertown: Alexandria Bay (Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery & Heart Island), Singer Castle on Dark Island (in Chippewa Bay) and The Cape Winery (in Cape Vincent). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Public Square and learn about winemaking at Yellow Barn Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Watertown day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plattsburgh to Watertown takes 3.5 hours. July in Watertown sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watertown

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay, Sandy Island Beach State Park, Antique Boat Museum, Singer Castle on Dark Island, The Cape Winery
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

4
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Visiting Syracuse Chiefs and Jamesville Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Destiny USA and Seward House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich), It's A Wonderful Life Museum (in Seneca Falls) and Auburn (Fort Hill Cemetery & Harriet Tubman Home). It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market and see the interesting displays at International Boxing Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse journey planning app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Auburn, Northeast Classic Car Museum, It's A Wonderful Life Museum, Jamesville Beach, International Boxing Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get some cultural insight at The Strong National Museum of Play and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Letchworth State Park and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. When in Rochester, make a side trip to see Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery in Naples, approximately Naples away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Altitude Trampoline Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Ganondagan State Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester road trip planning site.

Drive from Syracuse to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rochester sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ganondagan State Historic Site, Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Letchworth State Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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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

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Let the collections at National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist & Niagara Falls Observation Tower). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, enjoy the sand and surf at Times Beach Preserve, don't miss a visit to Canalside, and immerse yourself in nature at Woodlawn Beach State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buffalo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Buffalo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Buffalo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Jamestown, Woodlawn Beach State Park, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
National Comedy Center ©
National Comedy Center

5
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step out of the city life by going to Watkins Glen State Park and Champlin Beach Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Corning Museum of Glass and Taughannock Falls State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream), Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, do a tasting at Ports of New York Winery, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Earth.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ithaca tour planner.

You can drive from Buffalo to Ithaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Barnstormer Winery, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Taughannock Falls State Park, Watkins Glen State Park
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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