Upstate New York is a mixture of stunning scenic destinations with mountains, lakes and picturesque cities to explore at your leisure. Hike and bike through breathtaking natural beauty, visit thriving local culture, colourful festivals and explore communities filled with history and culture. Along the way dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants and sample an abundance of wineries, maybe finding a new favourite or two. The resplendent Niagara Falls never fails to impress, the sheer size and power of the water is mesmerizing. Complete with a visit to New York City, this Upstate New York adventure is one to put on the bucket list.
New York City – New Haven – Woodstock – Lake Placid – Saratoga Springs – Niagara Falls – Ithaca – Monticello – New York City
DAY 1 New York City – Riu Plaza
Fantastic central location in the heart of New York City surrounded by world famous attractions including the Empire State Building & Rockefeller Centre. Being close to the main subway lines provides easy access to all the main attractions of this buzzing city; shopping, restaurants, museums and more are on the doorstep. Elegant in design and with modern amenities the Riu Plaza is the perfect destination to experience New York up close and personal.
DAY 2 New York City – New Haven
Drive north to New Haven, Connecticut, home of Yale University.
Day 3 New Haven – Woodstock
Travel through the Connecticut River Valley, to Woodstock, a quintessential New England village chock full of Americana. It is the perfect place to experience the best of Vermont: architecture, scenery, a world heritage farm, and down-to-earth Vermont hospitality.
DAY 4 Woodstock – Lake Placid
Wind through the bucolic Green Mountains Champlain route to the quaint Adirondack village of Lake Placid, location of two winter Olympics.
DAY 5 Lake Placid
Shop on the charming Main Street, enjoy a variety of performance arts, ride the Adirondack Scenic Railroad or hike the areas mountains and lakes.
DAY 6 Lake Placid – Saratoga Springs
Saratoga’s slogan is Health, History, Horses. Visit and taste the naturally carbonated mineral springs or take a mineral bath, visit its thoroughbred race track and historic sites.
DAY 7 Saratoga Springs – Niagara Falls
Travel to America’s oldest State Park to visit majestic Niagara Falls, the apex of the free-flowing waters of four of the Great Lakes into the Niagara River Gorge.
DAY 8 Niagara Falls
Board a Maid of the Mist cruise to experience one of the most powerful waterfalls in North America, or enjoy a thrilling walk through the Cave of the Winds and feel the rushing torrents of the Bridal Veil Falls. Cross the border to Canada and discover a different view of the falls.
DAY 9 Niagara Falls – Ithaca
Explore the Finger Lake Region renowned for its lush rolling hills, scenic gorges, more than 100 majestic waterfalls and over 200 wineries, many open for tours and tastings.
DAY 10 Ithaca – Monticello
Visit the Catskill Mountains; the birthplace of fly fishing is home to rushing streams, scenic hiking trails, plenty of restaurants serving fresh farm-to-table fare and over 100 wineries between there and the Hudson Valley.
DAY 11 Monticello – New York City
Head south to New York City for the return flight or add on additional nights in NYC to finish your trip in style. Call 020 3542 8888 for more details or to book a trip to New York State.