10 days in New York State Itinerary

10 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Central Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake George
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chelsea Market and New York Public Library. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SoHo and Fifth Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. October in New York City sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Central Valley.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Central Valley

— 1 night
Central Valley is a hamlet in Orange County, New York, United States. On the 27th (Wed), look for gifts at Jones Farm and then get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Central Valley trip builder.

You can drive from New York City to Central Valley in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Central Valley hover around 64°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Central Valley

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Central Valley to Watkins Glen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Cooperstown

— 1 night

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Cobbler & Co and then examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Make your Cooperstown itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Lake George

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prospect Mountain, and then explore the activities along Shepherd Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Schroon Lake Town Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lake George trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Lake George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

New York State travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · 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.