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Albany (New York) to Rochester (New York) drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Albany (New York) to Rochester (New York) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Albany (New York) to Rochester (New York). If you're planning a road trip to Rochester (New York), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Albany (New York)
drive for about 42 minutes

9:42 am  Saratoga Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:42 am
drive for about 58 minutes

11:40 am  eat at Howe Caverns
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:40 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

1:28 pm  Richfield Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:28 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

3:26 pm  Cazenovia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:43 pm  Seneca Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:43 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

7:38 pm  arrive in Rochester (New York)
eat at The Revelry

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Saratoga Springs  (2 answers)

Howe Caverns

Richfield Springs


Seneca Falls  (2 answers)
    questions about Seneca Falls:
        Best Wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Where's the best place to eat in Rochester (New York)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Revelry, which was mentioned 2 times.

What are some things to do in Rochester (New York)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Rochester (New York). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Rochester (New York)?  (6 answers)

profile  Wayne from New Hampton (New York) asked:
Newer restaurants, bars, and things to see  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Rochester (New York).

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Rochester (New York) to Albany (New York) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Albany (New York)? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Albany (New York).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Albany (New York) to Rochester (New York). Or get a full Albany (New York) to Rochester (New York) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Albany (New York) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Albany (New York)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 226 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 23 minutes
14 Albany (New York) travel answers
2 Saratoga Springs travel answers
1 Cazenovia travel answer
2 Seneca Falls travel answers
10 Rochester (New York) travel answers


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