6 days in Rochester, Watertown & Buffalo Itinerary

6 days in Rochester, Watertown & Buffalo Itinerary

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6 days in Rochester, Watertown & Buffalo Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Watertown
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Buffalo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC

2
days
Rochester

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum and then have fun and explore at The Strong Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Stone-Tolan House, then contemplate the long history of Book of Mormon Publication Site, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rochester vacation planner.

Washington DC to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Rochester to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Book of Mormon Publication Site
Highlights from your plan
The Strong Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
George Eastman Museum

1
day
Watertown

Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and then browse the collection at Flower Memorial Library.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Watertown trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Watertown takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Watertown are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Watertown

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Flower Memorial Library

3
days
Buffalo

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Smokin Joes Native Center & Bridal Veil Falls). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Buffalo itinerary builder.

You can drive from Watertown to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. In October in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

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