25 days in New York State Itinerary

25 days in New York State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip maker

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Drive to Orlando Sanford International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Bear Mountain
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Bear Mountain
— 3 nights
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Hyde Park
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Old Forge
— 2 nights
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights

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Bear Mountain

— 3 nights
Attractions like Faraway Farm Alpacas and Storm King Art Center make great kid-friendly stops.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bear Mountain trip itinerary builder website.

Ocala to Bear Mountain is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ocala in October, things will get little chillier in Bear Mountain: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Bear Mountain

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Hyde Park

— 2 nights
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, browse the exhibits of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and finally steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hyde Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bear Mountain to Hyde Park takes 1.5 hours. In October in Hyde Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Albany

— 3 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Kids will appreciate attractions like USS Slater DE-766 and Hancock Shaker Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge) and The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home (in Lenox). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of New York State Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Erastus Corning II Tower, browse the exhibits of Schuyler Mansion, and get a sense of history and politics at New York State Capitol.

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

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to Albany takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. October in Albany sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Lake George

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prospect Mountain and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga & Star Trek Original Series Set Tour) and Saratoga Spa State Park (in Saratoga Springs). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Warren County Bikeway, and make a splash at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lake George day trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lake George are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Lake Placid

— 4 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kids will enjoy Mirror Lake and Mount Jo. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Country Dreams Farm (in Plattsburgh), The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake) and Burlington (Church Street Marketplace & Burlington Bike Path). And it doesn't end there: catch a live event at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Placid, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lake George in October: high temperatures in Lake Placid hover around 57°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Old Forge

— 2 nights
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. On the 18th (Mon), stop by Old Forge Hardware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain, then fly down the slopes at McCauley Mountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Town of Webb Historic Association. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountain, then browse the exhibits of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then trek along Castle Rock Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Old Forge trip site.

Getting from Lake Placid to Old Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Old Forge, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then bet on your favorite at Watkins Glen International, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Watkins Glen itinerary builder.

You can drive from Old Forge to Watkins Glen in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Niagara Falls and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Forest Lawn in Buffalo, approximately Buffalo away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

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.