NYS travel recommendations
Places to research (all in NYS) would be Cooperstown, the Finger Lakes region, the Catskill Mountains region and the Hudson Valley region. If willing to deviate a bit from the direct routes, add the Adirondack Mountains region and the 1000 Islands region. I found these recommendation on https://travelsites.com/
It’ll be difficult to see tourist attractions in New York for one or two days, because it is a very large metropolis, especially if you do not know anything and do not want to spend money on excursions. I also recently traveled to Minneapolis and found a list of best things to do in Minneapolis. You may find one for New York, or it may come in handy when planning in Minneapolis.