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Charlotte to Niagara Falls via Hershey

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charlotte to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Charlotte
drive for about 2 hours

12:00 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:30 pm  Roanoke
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:23 pm  Shenandoah National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Shenandoah National Park
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:30 pm  Hershey
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:30 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

5:58 pm  Rochester (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:31 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Blue Ridge Parkway  (8 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        What’s a good route and places to stop
        Where do we stay overnight

Roanoke  (25 answers)
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Shenandoah National Park  (7 mentions)

Hershey  (15 answers)
    questions about Hershey:
        Affordable non-touristy local restaurant

Rochester (New York)  (10 answers)
    Eastman School of Music  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Rochester (New York):
        The Revelry
    questions about Rochester (New York):
        Best free things to do in Rochester (New York)?
        Newer restaurants, bars, and things to see


What are some things to do in Niagara Falls?

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:

Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
Skylon Tower  (4 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 Niagara Falls. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Julie from asked:
best place  (3 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?  (2 answers)

profile  Angie from Champaign asked:
Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?  (2 answers)

profile  Jessie from asked:
where to stay one night  (1 answer)

profile  Emily from Pennsylvania asked:
Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?  (1 answer)

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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 Niagara Falls to Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Charlotte to Niagara Falls 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.

And if you know Charlotte well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charlotte!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 816 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 6 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
25 Roanoke travel answers
15 Hershey travel answers
10 Rochester (New York) travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers





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