8 days in Gettysburg, Cooperstown & Niagara Falls Itinerary

8 days in Gettysburg, Cooperstown & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cooperstown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg

— 3 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Change things up with a short trip to Hersheypark in Hershey (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, gain interesting insight with Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and browse the exhibits of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip planning tool.

New York City to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cooperstown

— 2 nights

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Otsego Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cooperstown route planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Cooperstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, Cooperstown is little chillier than Gettysburg - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, get answers to all your questions at One Niagara Welcome Center, and join in the after-dark buzz at Smokin Joes Native Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Drive from Cooperstown to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip