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Ottawa to Rochester (New York) drive

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 Old Mills Guest Home
 Thousand Islands
 Pulaski (New York)
 Newark (New York)
   Rochester (New York) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Ottawa to Rochester (New York) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Ottawa to Rochester (New York). If you're planning a road trip to Rochester (New York), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Ottawa and Rochester (New York). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Ottawa and Rochester (New York). 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 Ottawa
drive for about 42 minutes

9:42 am  Old Mills Guest Home
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:42 am
drive for about 49 minutes

11:30 am  Thousand Islands
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:30 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

1:18 pm  Calcium
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

3:09 pm  Pulaski (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:09 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:52 pm  Syracuse
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:52 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:56 pm  Newark (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:56 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

8:35 pm  arrive in Rochester (New York)

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Ottawa to Rochester (New York).

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Ottawa, Ontario.

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?

Old Mills Guest Home

Thousand Islands


Pulaski (New York)

Syracuse  (12 answers)

Newark (New York)  (2 mentions)
    questions about Newark (New York):
        Should we base ourselves in Newark or Rochester?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Rochester, New York.

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

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Rochester (New York)?  (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 Ottawa drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Ottawa? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Ottawa.

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 274 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 12 minutes
16 Ottawa travel answers
12 Syracuse travel answers
9 Rochester (New York) travel answers


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