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Pittsburgh to New York City via Niagara Falls

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Pittsburgh to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pittsburgh to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, 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 Pittsburgh
drive for about 1 hour

11:04 am  Grove City (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:04 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:07 pm  Niagara Falls
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 4:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:10 pm  Rochester (New York)
eat at The Revelry
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Rochester (New York)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:22 am  Syracuse (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:35 pm  Scranton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:35 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:46 pm  arrive in New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay at The Standard New York

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Grove City (Pennsylvania)  (2 answers)

Niagara Falls  (65 answers)
    Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
    Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
    Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)
    questions about Niagara Falls:
        best place
        Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?
        Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?
        where to stay one night
        Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?

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

Syracuse (New York)  (14 answers)
    questions about Syracuse (New York):
        What is one attraction to see? Famous place to eat at?

Scranton  (7 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City to Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to New York City. Or get a full Pittsburgh to New York City 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 Pittsburgh well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Pittsburgh!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 664 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 24 minutes
50 Pittsburgh travel answers
2 Grove City (Pennsylvania) travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers
10 Rochester (New York) travel answers
14 Syracuse (New York) travel answers
7 Scranton travel answers
622 New York City travel answers





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