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Philadelphia to Niagara Falls drive

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Philadelphia to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:15 pm  Bethlehem (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:15 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:39 pm  Wilkes Barre
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:58 pm  Apalachin
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

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

11:23 am  Syracuse
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:45 pm  Rochester (New York)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:45 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:03 pm  Roycroft Inn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:03 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

5:51 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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?

Bethlehem (Pennsylvania)  (2 answers)
Wilkes Barre  (4 answers)
    questions about Wilkes Barre:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Wilkes Barre?
        What's the best neighborhood in Wilkes Barre for a first time visitor?
Syracuse  (12 answers)
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)?
Roycroft Inn

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Niagara Falls, Canada.

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

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!

 Julie Baker from asked:
best place  (3 answers)

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

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

 Kerstin Thulin from asked:
Travel by car from Stowe to Niagara falls fastest route  (1 answer)

 Shrirang Joshi from Pune asked:
single person visiting Niagara Falls (US side)  (1 answer)

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

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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Philadelphia!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 418 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 29 minutes
97 Philadelphia travel answers
2 Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) travel answers
4 Wilkes Barre travel answers
12 Syracuse travel answers
9 Rochester (New York) travel answers
53 Niagara Falls travel answers

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