30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  11 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Plattsburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Rochester
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Buffalo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Ithaca
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Stockholm

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of SoHo, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation site.

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to New York City is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Rockwell Museum and The Clark Art Institute. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and ponder the world of politics at New York State Executive Mansion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albany attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from New York City to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Albany, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, The Clark Art Institute, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ©
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

4
nights
Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh ©
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whiteface Mountain and Burlington Bike Path. Step out of the city life by going to Stowe Recreation Path and Schroon Lake Town Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plattsburgh: The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake), Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid) and Shelburne Museum (in Shelburne). There's more to do: examine the collection at Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Plattsburgh visit planner.

You can drive from Albany to Plattsburgh in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albany in July since evenings lows in Plattsburgh dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wild Center, Whiteface Mountain, Stowe Recreation Path, Burlington Bike Path, Mirror Lake
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at International Boxing Hall of Fame and City Market. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Destiny USA and Sandy Island Beach State Park. Go for a jaunt from Syracuse to Henderson to see Westcott Beach State Park about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jamesville Beach and admire the striking features of Clinton Square.

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Getting from Plattsburgh to Syracuse by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

International Boxing Hall of Fame, Sandy Island Beach State Park, Jamesville Beach, Westcott Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Sandy Island Beach State Park ©
Sandy Island Beach State Park
Westcott Beach State Park ©
Westcott Beach State Park
International Boxing Hall of Fame ©
International Boxing Hall of Fame

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore hidden gems such as Letchworth State Park and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. You'll explore and learn at The Strong National Museum of Play and Edgerton Model Railroad Room. Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery (in Naples) and Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum (in Sodus Point). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, look for gifts at Stever's Candies, and relax in the rural setting at Whitter Fruit Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Syracuse to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Rochester sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Letchworth State Park
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play

3
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maid of the Mist and Times Beach Preserve. Go for a jaunt from Buffalo to Niagara Falls to see Niagara Falls Observation Tower about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, enjoy the sand and surf at Woodlawn Beach State Park, take an in-depth tour of Pierce-Arrow Museum, and don't miss a visit to Canalside.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Buffalo itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Rochester to Buffalo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Woodlawn Beach State Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

7
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step off the beaten path and head to Watkins Glen State Park and Champlin Beach Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Corning Museum of Glass and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Buttonwood Grove Winery (in Romulus), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Bath National Cemetery (in Bath). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Finger Lakes Boating Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Boundary Breaks Winery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ithaca trip itinerary site.

Drive from Buffalo to Ithaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ithaca can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Dundee, Boundary Breaks Winery, Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards, Taughannock Falls State Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:
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Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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