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 Greenwich Village. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Visit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Historic Cherry Hill for their historical value. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Prospect Mountain (in Lake George), The Clark Art Institute (in Williamstown) and Saratoga National Historical Park (in Stillwater). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and sample the fine beverages at The Albany Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany online trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Albany in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, Albany is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Prospect Mountain, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark Art Institute, 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 White's Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Alburg Dunes State Park (in Alburgh), 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, Alburg Dunes State Park, White's Beach, Shelburne Museum, 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 Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Bath National Cemetery (in Bath). 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, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Lively Run Dairy, Watkins Glen State Park, Barnstormer Winery
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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 George Eastman Museum. 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: take an in-depth tour of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, examine the collection at Edgerton Model Railroad Room, experience rural life at Whitter Fruit Farm, and look for gifts at Stever's Candies.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rochester online visit planner.

Getting from Ithaca to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rochester, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Letchworth State Park, Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
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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), Jamestown (Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & National Comedy Center) and Westfield (Grape Discovery Center & Noble Winery). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, make a trip to Canalside, admire the masterpieces at Burchfield Penney Art Center, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

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

Jamestown, Westfield, Niagara Falls, Woodbury Winery & Vineyards, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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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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