8 days in New York State Itinerary

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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
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Phoenicia
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get some thrills on the water with Niagara Jet City Cruises, hike along Niagara Wine Trail USA, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.
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Watkins Glen — 2 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Havana Glen Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., learn about winemaking at Boundary Breaks Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then do a tasting at Weis Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Lime Berry Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Watkins Glen, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phoenicia.
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Phoenicia — 1 night

Phoenicia is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Frost Valley YMCA, then whizz through the canopy at New York Zipline Adventure Tours, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Rail Explorers.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenicia online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Phoenicia takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City holiday planning website.

Drive from Phoenicia to New York City in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Phoenicia in September; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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