10 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Lake George
— 4 nights
Old Forge
— 2 nights
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive to Burlington, Fly to San Antonio


Lake George — 4 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga & Star Trek Original Series Set Tour), Howe Caverns (in Howes Cave) and Natural Stone Bridge and Caves (in Pottersville). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll around Rogers Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Fort William Henry Museum, and make a splash at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lake George trip planner.

San Antonio to Lake George is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in July; daily highs in Lake George reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Old Forge.
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Old Forge — 2 nights

Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. On the 31st (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain, steep yourself in history at Town of Webb Historic Association, and then get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, then immerse yourself in nature at Delta Lake State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCauley Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Old Forge trip planner.

You can drive from Lake George to Old Forge in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Old Forge can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 3 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): experience rural life at Mace Chasm Farm, explore the stunning scenery at Ausable Chasm, then stroll through Whiteface Mountain, and finally stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Uihlein Maple Research Forest, then see where the action happens at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, then examine the collection at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Old Forge to Lake Placid takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Old Forge in August, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Lake Placid. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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