8 days in Rochester & Niagara Falls Itinerary

8 days in Rochester & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Rochester
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights

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Rochester

Rochester ©

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then walk around Highland Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Erie Canal and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seneca Park Zoo.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester travel route planning site.

Manalapan to Rochester is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Manalapan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rochester, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Children’s Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Buffalo (Forest Lawn, Canalside, &more) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls itinerary planning site.

Drive from Rochester to Niagara Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Cave of the Winds
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Boat Tour
Maid of the Mist
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