11 days in New York State Itinerary

11 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Rochester
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cooperstown
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lake George
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly

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Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 16th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then make a trip to Old Falls Street, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally head off the coast to Three Sisters Island.

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Durham to Niagara Falls is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durham in June, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 77°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Erie Canal Trail.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rochester driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rochester, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 19th (Sat), shop like a local with West End Gallery, then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ludlowville Falls.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca tour planner.

Getting from Rochester to Ithaca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Ithaca

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Cooperstown

— 1 night

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Otsego Lake and then see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cooperstown tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Ithaca to Cooperstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Lake George

— 1 night

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 22nd (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake George road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Lake George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

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 New York Public Library and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of The Oculus, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip website.

You can drive from Lake George to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lake George in June since evenings lows in New York City dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

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.