9 days in New York State Itinerary

9 days in New York State Itinerary

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9 days in New York State Itinerary

Start: Erie
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 15 min
End: Erie

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kleinhans Music Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Canalside, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo trip generator.

Erie to Buffalo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Buffalo are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rochester.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Stone-Tolan House. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bully Hill Vineyards Winery, take an in-depth tour of Glenn H Curtiss Museum, and then experience rural life at Wickham Farms.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rochester trip generator.

Traveling by train from Buffalo to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You will leave for New York City on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Wickham Farms
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site ©
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

4
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, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Grand central terminal, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rochester to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rochester in November, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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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