3 days in Syracuse, Rochester & Niagara Falls Itinerary

3 days in Syracuse, Rochester & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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3 days in Syracuse, Rochester & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h
1
Syracuse
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

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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 6th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo and then admire the striking features of Clinton Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse road trip planning site .

Newark to Syracuse is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. In November, Syracuse is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 49°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Clinton Square ©
Clinton Square

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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 7th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, then see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rochester vacation planning website .

Take a train from Syracuse to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Childrens Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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