42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 5 nights
2
Albany
— 5 nights
3
Plattsburgh
— 5 nights
4
Watertown
— 4 nights
5
Utica
— 4 nights
6
Syracuse
— 4 nights
7
Rochester
— 4 nights
8
Buffalo
— 4 nights
9
Ithaca
— 4 nights
10
Binghamton
— 1 night

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.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get your bearings at The Morgan Library & Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey builder.

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 a bit 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 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Schuyler Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Williamstown (Williams College Museum of Art & The Clark Art Institute), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from New York City to Albany in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Albany. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Williamstown, Hyde Park, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ©
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plattsburgh City Beach and Schroon Lake Town Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Shelburne Museum and Elfs Farm Winery & Cider House. Get out of town with these interesting Plattsburgh side-trips: Whiteface Mountain (in Wilmington), Burlington Bike Path (in Burlington) and Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, look for all kinds of wild species at The Wild Center, see the interesting displays at Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum, and kick back and relax at Alburg Dunes State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Plattsburgh planning website.

Traveling by car from Albany to Plattsburgh takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Plattsburgh when traveling from Albany in June, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Whiteface Mountain, Burlington Bike Path, Schroon Lake Town Beach, Stowe Recreation Path, Shelburne Museum
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum

4
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Get some historical perspective at Singer Castle on Dark Island and Tibbetts Point Lighthouse. Boldt Castle and Yacht House and The Cape Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Watertown: Antique Boat Museum (in Clayton), Salmon River Falls (in Orwell) and Alexandria Bay (Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery & Heart Island). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Westcott Beach State Park, admire the majestic nature at Sandy Island Beach State Park, contemplate the long history of Public Square, and do a tasting at Yellow Barn Winery.

Find out how to plan Watertown trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Plattsburgh to Watertown takes 3.5 hours. In July in Watertown, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Utica.

Things to do in Watertown

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent, Westcott Beach State Park, Antique Boat Museum, Salmon River Falls
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
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
Utica

Utica ©
Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and Northeast Classic Car Museum. You'll explore and learn at Oneida County Historical Society and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Get out of town with these interesting Utica side-trips: Moffitt Beach (in Speculator), Stone Arabia Stone Church (in Palatine Bridge) and Bald Mountain (in Old Forge). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Buttermilk Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Utica day trip planning app.

You can drive from Watertown to Utica in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Utica can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Utica

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Moffitt Beach, Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Buttermilk Falls, Stone Arabia Stone Church
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Moffitt Beach ©
Moffitt Beach

4
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. City Market and It's A Wonderful Life Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Seward House Museum and Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron are in your itinerary. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Women's Rights National Historical Park (in Seneca Falls) and Auburn (Fort Hill Cemetery & Harriet Tubman Home). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, examine the collection at International Boxing Hall of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Jamesville Beach, and head outdoors with Syracuse Chiefs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Utica to Syracuse by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Auburn, Seneca Falls, Jamesville Beach, International Boxing Hall of Fame, Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Women's Rights National Historical Park ©
Women's Rights National Historical Park

4
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strong National Museum of Play and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery (in Naples) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, enjoy the sea views from Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, and examine the collection at Edgerton Model Railroad Room.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester road trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Rochester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Letchworth State Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds. Visiting Times Beach Preserve and Woodlawn Beach State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Jamestown (Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & National Comedy Center). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, don't miss a visit to Canalside, and contemplate the long history of Richardson Olmsted Campus.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Buffalo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Buffalo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Buffalo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jamestown, Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, Woodlawn Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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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

4
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Corning Museum of Glass and Museum of the Earth. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Watkins Glen State Park and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to McGregor Vineyard (in Dundee), Champlin Beach Park (in Hammondsport) and Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, and indulge your taste buds at Boundary Breaks Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ithaca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Ithaca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Binghamton.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, McGregor Vineyard, Barnstormer Winery, Hunt Country Vineyards, Taughannock Falls State Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

1
night
Binghamton

Binghamton ©
Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bundy Museum of History and Art and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Discovery Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Binghamton trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Binghamton takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Binghamton are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Binghamton

Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Discovery Center ©
The Discovery Center
Bundy Museum of History and Art ©
Bundy Museum of History and Art

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