13 days in Albany, Utica & Syracuse Itinerary

13 days in Albany, Utica & Syracuse Itinerary

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13 days in Albany, Utica & Syracuse Itinerary

Start: Ocala, Florida
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  8 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Ocala, Florida


Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. On the 2nd (Thu), sample the fine beverages at The Albany Distilling Company and then sample the fine beverages at Nine Pin Cider Works.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albany travel itinerary planner.

Ocala to Albany is an approximately 8- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ocala in April, with highs in Albany at 58°F and lows at 36°F. You will leave for Utica on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Albany

Breweries & Distilleries
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Nine Pin Cider Works ©
Nine Pin Cider Works


Utica ©
Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Family-friendly places like Moffitt Beach and Utica Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Utica: Oak Mountain Ski Center (in Speculator), Adirondack Park (in Northville) and Arrowhead Park (in Inlet). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodland Farm Brewery, take in the dramatic scenery at Buttermilk Falls, head outdoors with Utica Memorial Auditorium, and deepen your understanding at Herkimer Diamond Mines.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Utica road trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Utica by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Utica can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Utica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Forge, Speculator, Blue Mountain, Arrowhead Park, Adirondack Park
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Utica Zoo ©
Utica Zoo
Enchanted Forest Water Safari ©
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain


Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at WonderWorks, and then have some family-friendly fun at Museum of Intrigue.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse travel planner.

You can drive from Utica to Syracuse in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
WonderWorks ©