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1. Posted by Afrodiziac (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Hey I m headin for at JFK in september .....which are the nice places that I can cover near NYC within a span of 15 days.....

Hey sum info from local americans shall be highly appreciated.


2. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Will you have access to a car? You can do fine in the cities without one, but public transportation to less populated areas leaves a lot to be desired. It is easy to travel along the Washington DC-Philadelphia-NYC-Boston corridor, though.

How much time were you planning on spending in the city (NYC, that is)?

3. Posted by adamsa (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

you can drive to california and back in 6 days with minimal stopping. with 15 days think of all the possibilities.

4. Posted by davidarow (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I can recommend the Amtrak as an easy way to go Downtown NY to Downtown Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia at least. All journeys take no longer than 4 hours door to door and are fairly regular and, in my admittedly limited experience, reliable. Plus the costs are comparable with flying (considering airport transfers and other stuff).

5. Posted by SFZMarkII (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi, I have a couple days more than you but this is what I'm planning to do via Greyhound in July/August.

Day 1:- NYC
Day 2:- NYC
Day 3:- NYC
Day 4:- Philladelphia, PA
Day 5:- NYC
Day 6:- NYC
Day 7:- Ithaca, NY
Day 8:- Syrcause, NY
Day 9:- Syrcause, NY
Day 10:-Albany, NY
Day 11:-Boston, MA
Day 12:-Boston, MA
Day 13:-Boston, MA
Day 14:-Montreal
Day 15:-Montreal
Day 16:-Quebec
Day 17:-Ottawa
Day 18:-Kingston
Day 19:-Toronto
Day 20:-Toronto
Day 21:-Toronto
Day 22:- Niagra Falls
Day 23:- NYC then night > Fly back

Any input/suggestions welcome. :)

6. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 9y

Hey SFZMarkII,
Your iterinary looks good for the most part but I think it really would be nice if you gave yourself an additional day for Montreal/Quebec. Just a suggestion.


7. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Any reason you are spending 4 days in Ithaca-Syracuse-Albany, NY? Family? If not, then I would give them a pass and divide my time else where. Maybe consider DC. Easy and cheap to get here via NYC Chinatown bus, $35/rt.

8. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

I agree with S_Paradise, unless you have family, friends, or another major reason to go to Ithica, syracuse, and albany I would skip it. If you are up in that are maybe check out Lake Placid for a day or two. Great hiking and a ton of other other outdoor activities.. It is part of the adirondack park, which is the largest state park in the united states. Worth a visit.

9. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

I would definitely try to hit D.C. if you can. There is a ton to do there and a good amount of it is free, including all of the Smithsonian Museums and most of the Memorials. If you go definitely hit the FDR Memorial - it's a little out of the way (you can still walk to it though), but truly worth the time. Also, if you have the money I'd check out the International Spy Museum - it's a little pricey, but very interesting. Be sure to give yourself at least two hours there.