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: Syracuse
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
1
Ithaca
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cold Spring
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cooperstown
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Lake George
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Lake Placid
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Alexandria Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Syracuse

4
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Watkins Glen State Park and Labrador Mountain. Get in touch with nature at Robert Treman State Park and Greenwood Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning), Ovid (Myer Farm Distillers & Hosmer Winery) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hopshire Farms and Brewery, look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma Audubon Center, and stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ithaca day trip planning tool .

Syracuse to Ithaca is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ithaca can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ovid, Taughannock Falls State Park, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Watkins Glen State Park, Greenwood Park
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Explore hidden gems such as Letchworth State Park and The Strong National Museum of Play. Escape the urban bustle at Genesee Country Village & Museum and Lazy Acre Alpacas. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Corbett's Glen Nature Park (in Brighton), George Eastman Museum (in Rochester) and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (in Farmington).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Naples takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Lime Berry Winery, Letchworth State Park
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

7
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds. Attractions like Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (in Basom) and Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve (in Blasdell). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and tee off at Hyde Park Golf Course.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Naples to Niagara Falls in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, Niagara Jet Adventures, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 12:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenwich Village and SoHo. Bring the kids along to Central Park and New York Public Library. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, New York City is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Cold Spring.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 21:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

6
nights
Cold Spring

Cold Spring ©
Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Get in touch with nature at Wolf Conservation Center and Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Cold Spring side-trips: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Benmarl Vineyards and Winery (in Marlboro). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Catskill Park, hike along Rockland Lake State Park, revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cold Spring road trip planning website .

Drive from New York City to Cold Spring in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Cold Spring hover around 41°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Cold Spring

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Valley Cottage, Wolf Conservation Center, Catskill Distilling Company, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
Wolf Conservation Center ©
Wolf Conservation Center

5
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plattekill Mountain and Rustic Ridge Winery. Get in touch with nature at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park and Friends of Rogers. Explore Cooperstown's surroundings by going to Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary (in Oneonta), Cobbler & Co (in Sharon Springs) and Great Swamp Conservancy (in Canastota). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and learn about winemaking at Pail Shop Vineyards.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooperstown online journey planner .

You can drive from Cold Spring to Cooperstown in 3 hours. When traveling from Cold Spring in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cooperstown, with highs around 36°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oneonta, Fly Creek, Plattekill Mountain, Rustic Ridge Winery, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Plattekill Mountain ©
Plattekill Mountain
Friends of Rogers ©
Friends of Rogers
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park ©
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park

6
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like New York State Museum and Howe Caverns. Get outdoors at Thunderhart Golf Course and Plotter Kill Preserve. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Christman Sanctuary (in Delanson), Hillrock Estate Distillery (in Ancram) and Sloop Brewing @ the Barn (in Elizaville). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Belleayre Beach, learn about winemaking at Altamont Vineyard & Winery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery, and sample the fine beverages at Nine Pin Cider Works.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip app .

You can drive from Cooperstown to Albany in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Albany sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Altamont, Windham, Great Flats Brewing, Plotter Kill Preserve, Belleayre Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
Howe Caverns ©
Howe Caverns
Christman Sanctuary ©
Christman Sanctuary

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Prospect Mountain and Bald Mountain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saratoga Race Course and Lake George. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Star Trek Original Series Set Tour (in Ticonderoga), Paradox Brewery (in Schroon Lake) and Saratoga Spa State Park (in Saratoga Springs). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Million Dollar Beach, learn about winemaking at Ledge Rock Hill Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Adirondack Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lake George Distilling Company.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake George road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Lake George takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Albany in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lake George, with lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bolton Landing, Saratoga Springs, Paradox Brewery, Bald Mountain, Oscar's Smoke House
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:
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Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Lake George ©
Lake George
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain

6
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Whiteface Mountain and Mirror Lake. Family-friendly places like The Wild Center and Wilmington Town Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Placid: Keeseville (Alice Falls, Ausable Chasm, & more), Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (in Blue Mountain Lake) and Lake Lila Primitive Area (in Long Lake). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul Smith's College VIC, play a few rounds at Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club, have fun at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adirondack Mountains.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid journey tool .

Getting from Lake George to Lake Placid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In January, Lake Placid is little chillier than Lake George - with highs of 25°F and lows of 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Keeseville, Wilmington, The Wild Center, Paul Smith's College VIC, Lake Lila Primitive Area
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
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The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain

6
nights
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay ©
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Otter Creek Preserve. Get outdoors at Snow Ridge Ski Area and Heart Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Stone Valley Trail (in Colton), Sandy Island Beach State Park (in Pulaski) and Grasse River Heritage Trail (in Canton). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Thousand Islands Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, hike along Seaway Trail, and explore the activities along Grass Point State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria Bay road trip site .

You can drive from Lake Placid to Alexandria Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Lake Placid in January, Alexandria Bay is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Clayton, BarkEater Craft Brewery, Venditti Vineyards, Grasse River Heritage Trail, Sandy Island Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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Otter Creek Preserve ©
Otter Creek Preserve
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center ©
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Sandy Island Beach State Park ©
Sandy Island Beach State Park

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