22 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner
Make it your trip
New York City
— 5 nights
Lake George
— 3 nights
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Old Forge
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Paris


New York City — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, visit Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and stroll around The High Line.

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Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lake George.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Lake George — 3 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake), Star Trek Original Series Set Tour (in Ticonderoga) and Tongue Mountain Range Trails (in Bolton Landing). There's still lots to do: cast your line with Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George, explore the landscape on two wheels at Warren County Bikeway, see the interesting displays at The Sembrich, and get engrossed in the history at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lake George sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Lake George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, Lake George is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 3 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Placid: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Plattsburgh) and Coney Mountain Trail (in Tupper Lake). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Whiteface Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Wilmington Town Beach, and grab your bike and head to Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lake George in July: high temperatures in Lake Placid hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Old Forge.
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Old Forge — 2 nights

Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hit the slopes at McCauley Mountain, get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then make a trip to Big Moose Community Chapel.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Old Forge trip planner.

Drive from Lake Placid to Old Forge in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in July, Old Forge is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palmyra.
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Palmyra — 2 nights

On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Book of Mormon Publication Site, then contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm, and then trek along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Huckleberry Swamp, immerse yourself in nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Beechwood State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palmyra itinerary planner.

You can drive from Old Forge to Palmyra in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Palmyra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Jamestown (Fenton History Center & Peterson's Candies) and Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and stroll through Devil's Hole State Park.

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Drive from Palmyra to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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New York State travel guide

Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
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.