12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Erie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom Ridge Environmental Center and then cool off at Waldameer Park & Water World.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Erie travel planner .

Pittsburgh to Erie is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. July in Erie sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks
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Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Tom Ridge Environmental Center ©
Tom Ridge Environmental Center

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kleinhans Music Hall, then wander the streets of Allentown, and then admire the majestic nature at Woodlawn Beach State Park.

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

You can drive from Erie to Buffalo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Woodlawn Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Woodlawn Beach State Park ©
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Kleinhans Music Hall ©
Kleinhans Music Hall
Allentown ©
Allentown

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Niagara State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Black Willow Winery, stop by Lakeview Village Shoppes, do a tasting at Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, then do a tasting at Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip maker app .

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Lockport, Lakeview Village Shoppes, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, Fort Niagara State Park, A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©
Fort Niagara State Park ©
Fort Niagara State Park
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard ©
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tinker Nature Park, then do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Corbett's Glen Nature Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rochester driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rochester sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Corbett's Glen Nature Park, Tinker Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Corbett's Glen Nature Park ©
Corbett's Glen Nature Park
Casa Larga Vineyards ©
Casa Larga Vineyards

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
On the 25th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm, browse the fresh offerings at Joseph's Wayside Market, then do a tasting at Hunt Country Vineyards, then look for gifts at Oak Hill Bulk Foods, and finally do a tasting at Anthony Road Wine Company. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars, do a tasting at Atwater Estate Vineyards, and then find something for the whole family at Roseland Waterpark.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canandaigua travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Canandaigua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Canandaigua, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Theme Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Naples, Hunt Country Vineyards, Atwater Estate Vineyards, Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Roseland Waterpark ©
Roseland Waterpark
Hunt Country Vineyards ©
Hunt Country Vineyards
Anthony Road Wine Company ©
Anthony Road Wine Company

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hunt for treasures at City Market, relax in the rural setting at Behling Orchards, and then admire the majestic nature at Selkirk Shores State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by DROOZ + Company, then relax in the rural setting at Lockwood Lavender Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlie Major Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner .

Drive from Canandaigua to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Selkirk Shores State Park, Behling Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Selkirk Shores State Park ©
Selkirk Shores State Park
DROOZ And Company ©
DROOZ And Company
Lockwood Lavender Farm ©
Lockwood Lavender Farm

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nights
Verona

Verona ©
Verona is a town in southwestern Oneida County, New York, United States. On the 28th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro. On your second day here, stroll through Arrowhead Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, and then stop by Old Forge Hardware.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verona trip app .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Verona takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Old Forge, Arrowhead Park, Salmon River Falls, Pixley Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Salmon River Falls ©
Salmon River Falls
Pixley Falls State Park ©
Pixley Falls State Park
Old Forge Hardware ©
Old Forge Hardware