34 days in United States Itinerary

34 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:  3 h 30 min
4
Watertown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Syracuse
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rochester
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Buffalo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Ithaca
— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Frick Collection. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, examine the collection at New York Public Library, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and stop by SoHo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

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. Traveling from Stockholm to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and The Clark Art Institute. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge) and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, ponder the world of politics at New York State Executive Mansion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Discover how to plan a Albany trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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, plan for slightly colder nights in Albany, with lows around 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, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Clark Art Institute, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
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. Get some cultural insight at Shelburne Museum and Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum. Get outdoors at Whiteface Mountain and Mirror Lake. Explore Plattsburgh's surroundings by going to Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe), Burlington Bike Path (in Burlington) and Paul Smith's College VIC (in Paul Smiths). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Schroon Lake Town Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Plattsburgh trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Albany to Plattsburgh takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier 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 Watertown.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mirror Lake, Shelburne Museum, Stowe Recreation Path, Whiteface Mountain, Schroon Lake Town Beach
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path

3
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Let the collections at Boldt Castle and Yacht House and Antique Boat Museum capture your imagination. Visit Sandy Island Beach State Park and Westcott Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watertown: Alexandria Bay (Dark Island Spirits Distillery & Winery & Heart Island), Singer Castle on Dark Island (in Chippewa Bay) and The Cape Winery (in Cape Vincent). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Public Square and learn about winemaking at Yellow Barn Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Watertown day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plattsburgh to Watertown takes 3.5 hours. July in Watertown sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watertown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria Bay, Antique Boat Museum, Sandy Island Beach State Park, Singer Castle on Dark Island, The Cape Winery
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Singer Castle on Dark Island ©
Singer Castle on Dark Island
Antique Boat Museum ©
Antique Boat Museum

4
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Visiting Jamesville Beach and Syracuse Chiefs will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Destiny USA and International Boxing Hall of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to It's A Wonderful Life Museum (in Seneca Falls), Auburn (Seward House Museum, Fort Hill Cemetery, &more) and Northeast Classic Car Museum (in Norwich). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at City Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Syracuse visit planner.

Traveling by car from Watertown to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Auburn, It's A Wonderful Life Museum, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Jamesville Beach, International Boxing Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
International Boxing Hall of Fame ©
International Boxing Hall of Fame

4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Step off the beaten path and head to Letchworth State Park and George Eastman Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery (in Naples) and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, have some family-friendly fun at Altitude Trampoline Park, and experience rural life at Whitter Fruit Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Syracuse to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Letchworth State Park, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Ganondagan State Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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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

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Richardson Olmsted Campus. Let the collections at National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist & Niagara Falls Observation Tower). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, kick back and relax at Times Beach Preserve, make a trip to Canalside, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo driving holiday app.

Traveling by train from Rochester to Buffalo takes 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 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Jamestown, Woodlawn Beach State Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
National Comedy Center ©
National Comedy Center

5
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step out of the city life by going to Watkins Glen State Park and Champlin Beach Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Corning Museum of Glass and Robert Treman State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi) and Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at Hunt Country Vineyards, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Earth.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ithaca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Ithaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Watkins Glen State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Hunt Country Vineyards, Taughannock Falls State Park
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

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