60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

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60 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jamestown
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rochester
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Lake Placid
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lake George
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cold Spring
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Riverhead
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Prague

7
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online trip maker .

Prague, Czech Republic to Niagara Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to Niagara Falls. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

6
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Allegany River Valley Trail (in Allegany), Olean (Rock City Park & The Basilica of St Mary of the Angels) and St. Matthias Catholic Church (in Clymer). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, explore the activities along Cassadaga Lake, identify plant and animal life at Audubon Community Nature Center, and see the interesting displays at National Comedy Center.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jamestown online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In November in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olean, Westfield, Allegany State Park, Pumpkinville, St. Matthias Catholic Church
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
National Comedy Center ©
National Comedy Center
Cassadaga Lake ©
Cassadaga Lake

6
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, identify plant and animal life at Genesee Country Village & Museum, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rochester online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Jamestown to Rochester in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dundee, Hammondsport, Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Sperr Memorial Park, Schutt's Apple Mill
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

6
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Alice Falls (in Keeseville), Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (in Blue Mountain Lake) and Wilder Homestead (in Malone). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Algonquin Mountain, stroll through Grasse River Heritage Trail, and grab your bike and head to Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lake Placid trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Rochester to Lake Placid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rochester in November; daily highs in Lake Placid reach 6°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New York State, The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, Grasse River Heritage Trail, Wilder Homestead
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Wilder Homestead ©
Wilder Homestead

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Castle Rock Trail (in Blue Mountain Lake), Ticonderoga (Star Trek Original Series Set Tour & Fort Ticonderoga) and Old Forge (Bald Mountain & McCauley Mountain). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions, identify plant and animal life at The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob, immerse yourself in nature at Adirondack Park, and stop by The Crossroads.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake George online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lake Placid in November: high temperatures in Lake George hover around 10°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Forge, Ticonderoga, Paradox Brewery, Castle Rock Trail, The Crossroads
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:
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Star Trek Original Series Set Tour ©
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions

6
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Saugerties (Esopus Bend Nature Preserve & Falling Waters Preserve), Lotus Fine Art and Design (in Woodstock) and Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain (in Big Indian). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery, admire the landmark architecture of Olana State Historic Site, and steep yourself in history at Bronck Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Lake George to Albany in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cold Spring.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Troy, Saugerties, Harvest Spirits, Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum, Riverside Maple Farms
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USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve ©
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

7
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cold Spring: Dutchess Rail Trail (in Hopewell Junction), New Paltz (G. Steve Jordan Gallery, DM Weil Gallery, & more) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, walk around T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, admire the landmark architecture of Van Cortlandt Manor, and identify plant and animal life at Sam's Point Preserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cold Spring trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Cold Spring takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cold Spring are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Riverhead.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA, Faraway Farm Alpacas
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DM Weil Gallery ©
DM Weil Gallery
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

6
nights
Riverhead

Riverhead ©
Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Riverhead: Custom House Museum (in Sag Harbor), Northport Village Park (in Northport) and Three Village Historical Society (in Setauket). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, experience rural life at Southold Bay Oysters, learn about winemaking at Waters Crest Winery, and catch a live performance at Guild Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Riverhead vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Cold Spring to Riverhead takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cold Spring in December: highs in Riverhead hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Riverhead

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Southampton, Room Escape Games, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Peconic River Herb Farm
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:
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Northport Village Park ©
Northport Village Park
Room Escape Games
Peconic River Herb Farm ©
Peconic River Herb Farm

9
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, walk around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner .

Drive from Riverhead to New York City in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Riverhead in December, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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