34 days in New York State Itinerary

34 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State vacation planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Plattsburgh
— 4 nights
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Watertown
— 4 nights
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
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Ithaca
— 4 nights
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Binghamton
— 2 nights
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Buffalo
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum, wander the streets of SoHo, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

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. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

Albany

— 5 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to New York State Museum and Black Creek Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt), Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge) and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (in Cooperstown). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Clark Art Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and ponder the world of politics at New York State Executive Mansion.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Albany when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Plattsburgh

— 4 nights
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whiteface Mountain and Mirror Lake. Get in touch with nature at The Wild Center and Burlington Bike Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plattsburgh: Shelburne Museum (in Shelburne) and Alburg Dunes State Park (in Alburgh). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plattsburgh City Beach and see the interesting displays at Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plattsburgh road trip tool.

You can drive from Albany to Plattsburgh in 3 hours. Traveling from Albany in July, Plattsburgh is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Watertown

— 4 nights
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Step off the beaten path and head to Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Antique Boat Museum. Get in touch with nature at Westcott Beach State Park and Heart Island. Explore Watertown's surroundings by going to Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery (in Alexandria Bay), Sandy Island Beach State Park (in Pulaski) and The Cape Winery (in Cape Vincent). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Singer Castle on Dark Island, hike along Grasse River Heritage Trail, learn about winemaking at Yellow Barn Winery, and contemplate the long history of Public Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Watertown route planner.

Traveling by car from Plattsburgh to Watertown takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watertown

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Syracuse

— 4 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Escape the urban bustle at Syracuse Chiefs and Jamesville Beach. You'll explore and learn at City Market and International Boxing Hall of Fame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: It's A Wonderful Life Museum (in Seneca Falls), Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum (in Sodus Point) and Auburn (Fort Hill Cemetery & Seward House Museum). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, steep yourself in history at Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse road trip 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 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Ithaca

— 4 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Take a break from the city and head to Watkins Glen State Park and Champlin Beach Park. Let the collections at Corning Museum of Glass and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and McGregor Vineyard (in Dundee). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca trip planner.

Drive from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Binghamton.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Binghamton

— 2 nights
Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Northeast Classic Car Museum and then examine the collection at Bundy Museum of History and Art. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at The Discovery Center, admire the striking features of Phelps Mansion Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Roberson Museum and Science Center.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Binghamton trip planning site.

You can drive from Ithaca to Binghamton in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Binghamton

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Buffalo

— 5 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Popular historic sites such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave of the Winds and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: Letchworth State Park (in Castile), Maid of the Mist (in Niagara Falls) and George Eastman Museum (in Rochester). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Times Beach Preserve and pause for some photo ops at McKinley Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Binghamton to Buffalo takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Buffalo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.