60 days in New York State Itinerary

60 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
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Jamestown
— 6 nights
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Rochester
— 6 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 5 nights
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Norwich
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Auburn
— 4 nights
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Clayton
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Ticonderoga
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Saratoga Springs
— 5 nights
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New Paltz
— 6 nights
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New York City
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Niagara Falls — 6 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA and Walden Galleria Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area (in Clarence), Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (in Basom) and Buffalo (Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Buffalo Religious Arts Center, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, trek along Devil's Hole State Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation planning site.

New York City to Niagara Falls is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 6 nights

Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at National Comedy Center and Audubon Community Nature Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lake View Cemetery and Sherman Memorial Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jamestown: Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store (in Bradford), Kinzua Bridge State Park (in Mount Jewett) and The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park (in Austin). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Erie State Park, admire the majestic nature at Cook Forest State Park, and learn about winemaking at Johnson Estate Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jamestown holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Jamestown takes 2 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, you will find days in Jamestown are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rochester.
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Rochester — 6 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Popular historic sites such as National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and Book of Mormon Publication Site are in your itinerary. Genesee Country Village & Museum and Valentown Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Deer Run Winery (in Geneseo), Abbey of the Genesee (in Piffard) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, see what you can catch with Rochester Sport Fishing, enjoy the sea views from Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, and see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rochester holiday planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Rochester by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Jamestown in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rochester: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.
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Watkins Glen — 5 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Museum-lovers will get to explore Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and Corning Museum of Glass. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: The Rockwell Museum (in Corning), Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Woodlawn National Cemetery (in Elmira). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, kick back and relax at Champlin Beach Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Watkins Glen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Norwich.
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Norwich — 1 night

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Norwich tour planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Norwich in 2 hours. Traveling from Watkins Glen in July, expect nights in Norwich to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Auburn.
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Auburn — 4 nights

Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York. Step out of the city life by going to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Skaneateles Lake. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seward House Museum and Water to Wine Day Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auburn: Chimney Bluffs State Park (in Wolcott), Muranda Cheese Company (in Waterloo) and Geneva (Billsboro Winery, Beer Tastings & Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Harriet Tubman Home, get a new perspective on nature at Women's Rights National Historical Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Hill Cemetery, and learn about winemaking at Knapp Winery & The Vineyard Restaurant.

Start your trip to Auburn by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Norwich to Auburn in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Clayton.
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Clayton — 3 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Antique Boat Museum and Coyote Moon Vineyards. Get outdoors at Heart Island and Rock Island Lighthouse State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Clayton: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site (in Sackets Harbor) and Sandy Island Beach State Park (in Pulaski).

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Clayton online travel route builder.

You can drive from Auburn to Clayton in 2 hours. In July in Clayton, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ticonderoga.
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Ticonderoga — 3 nights

Ticonderoga is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. Visit Schroon Lake Town Beach and Hague Town Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Mt. Defiance and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Explore Ticonderoga's surroundings by going to Dakin Farm (in Ferrisburgh), Natural Stone Bridge and Caves (in Pottersville) and The Towne Store (in Schroon Lake). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at King's Garden, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Ticonderoga, and contemplate the long history of Crown Point State Historic Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ticonderoga online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Clayton to Ticonderoga by car takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ticonderoga are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saratoga Springs.
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Saratoga Springs — 5 nights

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
For shopping fun, head to New York State Capitol or Yankee Candle Flagship Store. Get a sense of the local culture at The Clark Art Institute and Norman Rockwell Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saratoga Springs: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester), Frary House (in Deerfield) and Chesterwood Museum (in Stockbridge). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, try your luck at Saratoga Race Course, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and play a few rounds at Saratoga National Golf Club.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saratoga Springs trip app.

You can drive from Ticonderoga to Saratoga Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ticonderoga in July, Saratoga Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to New Paltz.
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New Paltz — 6 nights

New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate DM Weil Gallery and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Get in touch with nature at Belleayre Beach and Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting New Paltz side-trips: Faraway Farm Alpacas (in Yorktown Heights), Hyde Park (Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, &more) and Catskill Park (in Sundown). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sam's Point Preserve, trek along The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, contemplate the long history of Grey Towers National Historic Site, and admire the landmark architecture of Olana State Historic Site.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Paltz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saratoga Springs to New Paltz takes 2 hours. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in July, New Paltz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.
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New York City — 14 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. You'll get in some beach time at Ocean Grove Beach and Kismet Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Palmyra Cove Nature Park (in Palmyra), Philadelphia (Independence Hall, Society Hill, &more) and Rancocas Nature Center (in Westampton). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from New Paltz to New York City takes 2 hours. Traveling from New Paltz in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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New York State travel guide

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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.
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