8 days in Rochester & San Rafael Itinerary

8 days in Rochester & San Rafael Itinerary

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Rochester
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San Rafael
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Rochester

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Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get in touch with nature at Watkins Glen State Park and Maid of the Mist. Change things up with these side-trips from Rochester: Lodi (Shalestone Vineyards & Boundary Breaks Winery), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Niagara Falls (Cave of the Winds & St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Crush Beer & Wine Tours, examine the collection at Edgerton Model Railroad Room, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, and have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rochester road trip planning app.

New York City to Rochester is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get slightly colder in Rochester: highs are around 63°F and lows about 45°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

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Cave of the Winds
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Maid of the Mist
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San Rafael

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Intended as a place of healing, San Rafael has its origins as a mission for the native people who resided in villages nearby.
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Green Gulch Farm, and finally take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Golden Gate View Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, then identify plant and animal life at Richardson Bay Audubon Center, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tamalpais State Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Rafael road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rochester to San Rafael. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Rochester in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Rafael, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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