4 days in New York State Itinerary

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Hyde Park
— 1 day
Lake George
— 1 night
Tupper Lake
— 1 night
Watkins Glen
— 1 night


Hyde Park — 1 day

Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, browse the collection at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyde Park trip planner.

New York City to Hyde Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, Hyde Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake George.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Lake George — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lake George itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hyde Park to Lake George takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyde Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Lake George, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tupper Lake.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Tupper Lake — 1 night

Tupper Lake is a town in the southwest corner of Franklin County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Wild Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tupper Lake attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Tupper Lake takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lake George in October, expect Tupper Lake to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.
Parks · Wildlife
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Watkins Glen — 1 night

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, then admire the sheer force of Aunt Sarah's Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

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Traveling by car from Tupper Lake to Watkins Glen takes 4.5 hours. In October, Watkins Glen is somewhat warmer than Tupper Lake - with highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Nature · Parks
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New York State travel guide

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.