17 days in Niagara Falls, Acadia National Park & Gatlinburg Itinerary

17 days in Niagara Falls, Acadia National Park & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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17 days in Niagara Falls, Acadia National Park & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Coopersville
Drive:  6​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
2
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Coopersville

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Take a break from Niagara Falls with a short trip to Letchworth State Park in Castile, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street, and try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Coopersville to Niagara Falls is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Letchworth State Park
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

2
nights
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Go for a jaunt from Acadia National Park to Bass Harbor to see Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park route planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Niagara Falls to Acadia National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

7
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, & more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi from Acadia National Park to Gatlinburg takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Acadia National Park in October; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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