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Salem (Massachusetts) to Niagara Falls drive

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  Salem (Massachusetts)
 Old Sturbridge Village
 Albany (New York)
 Rochester (New York)
   Niagara Falls 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Salem (Massachusetts) to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Salem (Massachusetts) to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Salem (Massachusetts) and Niagara Falls. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Salem (Massachusetts) and Niagara Falls. 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 Salem (Massachusetts)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:29 am  Old Sturbridge Village
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:31 pm  Albany (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:53 pm  Herkimer
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Herkimer
drive for about 1 hour

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

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

4:08 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Salem, Massachusetts.

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 Sturbridge Village  (4 mentions)

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


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)?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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!

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

profile  Courtney from Clearfield asked:
One night couple getaway - best hotel with a view?  (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 Salem (Massachusetts) 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 Salem (Massachusetts) to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Salem (Massachusetts) 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 Salem (Massachusetts) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Salem (Massachusetts)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 494 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 29 minutes
17 Salem (Massachusetts) travel answers
9 Albany (New York) travel answers
12 Syracuse travel answers
9 Rochester (New York) travel answers
63 Niagara Falls travel answers


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