7 days in New York State Itinerary

7 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State travel route builder

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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New York City

— 4 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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary site.

Boston to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, New York City is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Watkins Glen trip planning website.

Drive from New York City to Watkins Glen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get slightly colder in Watkins Glen: highs are around 64°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planning app.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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.