5 days in New York State Itinerary

5 days in New York State Itinerary

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New York City
— 1 night
2
Lake George
— 1 night
3
Tupper Lake
— 1 night
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip site.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Central Park ©
Central Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oscar's Smoke House.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lake George day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Lake George by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lake George, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tupper Lake.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Oscar's Smoke House
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Lake George ©
Lake George
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake ©
Tupper Lake is a town in the southwest corner of Franklin County, New York, United States. On the 4th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at The Wild Center.

Plan my day in Tupper Lake using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Lake George to Tupper Lake in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lake George in July; daily highs in Tupper Lake reach 76°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Tupper Lake

Parks · Wildlife
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The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then take a memorable tour with Maid of the Mist, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally hike along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planning tool.

Drive from Tupper Lake to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tupper Lake in July, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

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