5 days in New York State Itinerary

5 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State tour planner

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Rochester
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and finally do a tasting at Blue Toad Hard Cider.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip maker site.

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Rochester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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New York City

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. For shopping fun, head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets or Fifth Avenue. And it doesn't end there: stop by Greenwich Village, stroll around Washington Square Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

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Drive from Rochester to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rochester in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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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.