10 days in New York State Itinerary

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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Blue Mountain Lake
— 1 night
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Phoenicia
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and then walk around Patriots and Heroes Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, get a new perspective on things with Maid Of The Mist, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then race across the water with Niagara Jet City Cruises, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

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Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Ithaca.
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Ithaca — 2 nights

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trot along with Painted Bar Stables, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then soar above the sights with Southern Tier Balloon Tours. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then do a tasting at Boundary Breaks Vineyard, then relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, and finally learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery.

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Getting from Niagara Falls to Ithaca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ithaca, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blue Mountain Lake.
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Blue Mountain Lake — 1 night

Blue Mountain Lake is a rural hamlet in the Town of Indian Lake of Hamilton County, New York at the intersection of New York Routes 28 and 30. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Northville-Lake Placid Trail, then take a tour by water with Raquette Lake Navigation Co, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Rock Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Blue Mountain Lake online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Blue Mountain Lake takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ithaca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blue Mountain Lake, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Phoenicia.
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Phoenicia — 1 night

Phoenicia is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Integrative Approach Massage Therapy & Wellness, whizz through the canopy at New York Zipline Adventure Tours, and then tour the old-fashioned way with Rail Explorers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenicia online road trip planner.

You can drive from Blue Mountain Lake to Phoenicia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Blue Mountain Lake in September, Phoenicia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to New York City.
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through The High Line.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenicia to New York City in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Phoenicia in September; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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Finger Lakes travel guide

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New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.
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Catskill Region travel guide

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Ski Areas · Theaters · History Museums