5 days in New York State Itinerary

5 days in New York State Itinerary

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5 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Buffalo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

2
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.
9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hudson River Greenway. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Newark in October, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Patriots and Heroes Park, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

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Fly from New York City to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Buffalo is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rochester.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds, Patriots and Heroes Park
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1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Genesee Country Village & Museum, then look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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You can take a train from Buffalo to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Schutt's Apple Mill, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery
Schutt's Apple Mill ©
Schutt's Apple Mill

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