26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 6 nights
2
Albany
— 4 nights
3
Plattsburgh
— 3 nights
4
Ithaca
— 3 nights
5
Rochester
— 3 nights
6
Buffalo
— 6 nights

6
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Frick Collection. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip app.

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Rockwell Museum and The Clark Art Institute. Visit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Saratoga National Historical Park for their historical value. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Prospect Mountain (in Lake George). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Cherry Hill, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Albany Distilling Company, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany vacation planning site.

Getting from New York City to Albany by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Albany. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark Art Institute, Prospect Mountain, Saratoga National Historical Park
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New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

3
nights
Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh ©
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shelburne Museum and Ethan Allen Homestead. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plattsburgh City Beach and Alburg Dunes State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to White's Beach (in South Hero), Whiteface Mountain (in Wilmington) and Mirror Lake (in Lake Placid). The adventure continues: hike along Burlington Bike Path.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plattsburgh trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Albany to Plattsburgh in 3 hours. Traveling from Albany in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Plattsburgh, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Burlington, Shelburne Museum, White's Beach, Alburg Dunes State Park, Whiteface Mountain
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Plattsburgh City Beach ©
Plattsburgh City Beach
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corning Museum of Glass and Salmon Pottery Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Watkins Glen State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream), Bath National Cemetery (in Bath) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park and experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ithaca day trip planning app.

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Ithaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Ithaca are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Lively Run Dairy, Corning Museum of Glass, Barnstormer Winery, Bath National Cemetery
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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

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get in touch with nature at Letchworth State Park and Erie Canal Trail. You'll explore and learn at The Strong National Museum of Play and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Take a break from Rochester with a short trip to Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery in Naples, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, experience rural life at Whitter Fruit Farm, and stop by Stever's Candies.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rochester trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ithaca to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, Letchworth State Park
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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

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maid of the Mist and Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Visit Times Beach Preserve and Woodlawn Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Explore Buffalo's surroundings by going to Woodbury Winery & Vineyards (in Fredonia), Westfield (Grape Discovery Center & Noble Winery) and Jamestown (Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & National Comedy Center). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, admire the masterpieces at Burchfield Penney Art Center, and make a trip to Canalside.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buffalo vacation builder website.

Drive from Rochester to Buffalo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Westfield, Niagara Falls, Jamestown, Woodlawn Beach State Park, Woodbury Winery & Vineyards
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Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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