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Buffalo to Providence drive

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 Rochester (New York)
 Syracuse (New York)
 Albany (New York)
 Stockbridge (Massachusetts)
 Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Buffalo to Providence road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Buffalo to Providence. If you're planning a road trip to Providence, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Buffalo and Providence. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Buffalo and Providence. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Buffalo
drive for about 1 hour

11:13 am  Rochester (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:13 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:34 pm  Syracuse (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:11 pm  Cooperstown
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Cooperstown
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:32 am  Albany (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:32 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

1:17 pm  Stockbridge (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:17 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:42 pm  Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:42 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

5:39 pm  arrive in Providence
eat at Trinity Brewhouse

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Buffalo, New York.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Rochester (New York)  (9 answers)
    Eastman School of Music  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Rochester (New York):
        The Revelry
    questions about Rochester (New York):
        Newer restaurants, bars, and things to see
        Best free things to do in Rochester (New York)?

Syracuse (New York)  (12 answers)

Cooperstown  (6 answers)

Albany (New York)  (9 answers)
    questions about Albany (New York):
        Leaving Albany, NY for 6 days, north or south?

Stockbridge (Massachusetts)  (4 answers)

Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)  (4 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Providence, Rhode Island.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Providence?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Trinity Brewhouse, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

North  (2 mentions)
Al Forno Restaurant  (2 mentions)
Gracie's  (2 mentions)
Ken's Ramen  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Providence? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Providence?

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:

WaterPlace Park  (2 mentions)
Thayer Street  (2 mentions)
Prospect Terrace Park  (2 mentions)

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 Providence. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tiffany from Corvallis asked:
What should I do/see/eat in and around Providence in 48-72 hours?  (10 answers)

profile  Lacy from Fredericksburg, Virginia asked:
Best dinner in Providence—that also has a great atmosphere?  (4 answers)

profile  Chuck from Oakdale (Minnesota) asked:
Best lobster spot in Providence?  (1 answer)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Providence?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Providence.

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 Providence to Buffalo drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Buffalo to Providence. Or get a full Buffalo to Providence 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 Buffalo well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Buffalo!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 451 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 48 minutes
25 Buffalo travel answers
9 Rochester (New York) travel answers
12 Syracuse (New York) travel answers
6 Cooperstown travel answers
9 Albany (New York) travel answers
4 Stockbridge (Massachusetts) travel answers
17 Providence travel answers


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