16 days in New York State, New Haven & Philadelphia Itinerary

16 days in New York State, New Haven & Philadelphia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kingston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bethel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 5 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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In March, daytime highs in New York City are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of New Haven Railroad Station, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, then deepen your understanding at Yale University, and finally explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hill-Stead Museum, explore the world behind art at New Britain Museum of American Art, and then do a tasting at Gouveia Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Haven route website.

You can drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in March, expect New Haven to be little chillier, temps between 44°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kingston.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston

— 2 nights
Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Den of Marbletown, steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, then don't miss a visit to G. Steve Jordan Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at CronArtUSA Ryan Cronin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Huguenot Street, examine the collection at Volunteer Fireman's Hall & Museum of Kingston, steep yourself in history at Senate House State Historic Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Dutch Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Fred J. Johnston Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kingston online travel route planner.

Drive from New Haven to Kingston in 2.5 hours. April in Kingston sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bethel.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bethel

— 3 nights
Bethel is a town in Sullivan County, New York, USA. The population was estimated at 4,255 in 2010.The town received worldwide fame after it became the host of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, which was originally planned for Wallkill, New York, but was relocated to Bethel after Wallkill withdrew.HistoryThe first settlers arrived around 1795 near the present communities of Bethel and White Lake. Bethel is known for nightlife, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Superior, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Superior State Park, and snap pictures at Roebling Aqueduct Suspension Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bethel online day trip planner.

Getting from Kingston to Bethel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kingston in April, you will find days in Bethel are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Bethel

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online travel planner.

Drive from Bethel to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Traveling from Bethel in April, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 65°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
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.

Catskill Region travel guide

3.9
Ski Areas · Theaters · History Museums