12 days in Niagara Falls, Rochester & Kirkland Itinerary

12 days in Niagara Falls, Rochester & Kirkland Itinerary

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12 days in Niagara Falls, Rochester & Kirkland Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rochester
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Kirkland
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls holiday planner .

Salt Lake City to Niagara Falls is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Niagara Falls at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara

6
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Family-friendly places like The Strong National Museum of Play and Seabreeze Amusement Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., stop by Schutt's Apple Mill, and have some family-friendly fun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rochester online trip builder .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Rochester, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kirkland.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Barnstormer Winery, Robert Treman State Park, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Watkins Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park

1
day
Kirkland

Kirkland ©
Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Juanita Bay Park, then do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, and then trek along Sammamish River Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kirkland trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Rochester to Kirkland with the Route module. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Rochester to Kirkland due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, Sammamish River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Juanita Bay Park ©
Juanita Bay Park
Sammamish River Trail ©
Sammamish River Trail
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards

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