14 days in Niagara Falls & Cooperstown Itinerary

14 days in Niagara Falls & Cooperstown Itinerary

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14 days in Niagara Falls & Cooperstown Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cooperstown
— 8 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Chicago

5
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Buffalo (Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park & Canalside) and Rochester (Frontier Field & The Strong National Museum of Play). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls visit planner.

Chicago to Niagara Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Niagara Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
The Strong National Museum of Play ©

8
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Get out of town with these interesting Cooperstown side-trips: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, & more), Howe Caverns (in Howes Cave) and Hopshire Farms and Brewery (in Freeville). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, meet the residents at Animal Adventure Park, admire the masterpieces at Fenimore Art Museum, and explore the activities along Otsego Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooperstown trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Cooperstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Ithaca, Syracuse, Animal Adventure Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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