21 days in New York State Itinerary

21 days in New York State Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cold Spring
— 4 nights
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Drive to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Fly to Exeter

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New York City — 7 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, wander the streets of Times Square, stroll around The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker tool.

Exeter, UK to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to New York City. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cold Spring.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:

Cold Spring — 4 nights

Cold Spring is a village in the town of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cold Spring: Sterling Forest State Park (in Tuxedo Park), Warwick (Bellvale Farms Creamery & Bellvale Market) and Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at DM Weil Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Conservation Center, relax in the rural setting at Twin Star Orchards, and admire the landmark architecture of Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cold Spring road trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Cold Spring in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Cold Spring. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Watkins Glen — 3 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Boundary Breaks Vineyard (in Lodi), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm (in Naples). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen attractions planner.

Getting from Cold Spring to Watkins Glen by car takes about 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Watkins Glen when traveling from Cold Spring in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Wineries · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Niagara Falls — 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

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You can drive from Watkins Glen to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
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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