31 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Montreal Itinerary

31 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Montreal Itinerary

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31 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Montreal Itinerary

Start: Oak Park, United States
Drive:  7 h
1
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Skaneateles, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Lake Placid, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Burlington, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Lincoln, United States
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Bar Harbor, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Stockbridge, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Cooperstown, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Woodstock, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Corning, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
13
Gettysburg, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Falling Waters, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
15
Columbus, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Oak Park, United States

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls sightseeing planning tool .

Oak Park, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oak Park in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Niagara Falls. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Seneca Falls.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara on the Lake Heritage District
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Niagara on the Lake Heritage District ©
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

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Skaneateles, United States

Skaneateles ©
Overlooking the sparkling blue-green waters of the eponymous lake, Skaneateles remains a picturesque and serene village.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 54, then stop by DROOZ And Company, then learn about winemaking at Anyela's Vineyards, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1911 Spirits.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Skaneateles road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Skaneateles takes 3 hours. September in Skaneateles sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Skaneateles

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

1911 Spirits
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Anyela's Vineyards ©
Anyela's Vineyards
Gallery 54 ©
Gallery 54
DROOZ And Company ©
DROOZ And Company

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Lake Placid, United States

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Adirondack Artists Guild, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Wild Center, then see the interesting displays at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Crown Point State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, trek along Coney Mountain Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schroon Lake Town Beach, then learn about winemaking at Swedish Hill Winery Tasting Room, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Eustace Episcopal Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid online journey planner .

Getting from Seneca Falls to Lake Placid by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Seneca Falls in September, things will get slightly colder in Lake Placid: highs are around 70°F and lows about 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Montreal.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Crown Point State Historic Site, Coney Mountain Trail, Schroon Lake Town Beach
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Coney Mountain Trail ©
Coney Mountain Trail
Crown Point State Historic Site ©
Crown Point State Historic Site
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Lake Placid Olympic Museum

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Get some historical perspective at Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Basilica and Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreal: Chambly Canal (in Chambly), Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) (in Laval) and Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire (in Mont-Saint-Hilaire). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Jewish Montreal, take in the awesome beauty at Laurentian Mountains, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at AURA Basilique.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montreal route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Montreal when traveling from Lake Placid in September, with lows around 56°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Burlington.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature), Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire, Chambly Canal
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) ©

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Burlington, United States

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Round Church, examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, trek along Burlington Bike Path, then explore the galleries of Ethan Allen Homestead, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Queen City Brewery.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington travel route app .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Burlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Burlington, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lincoln.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Round Church, Shelburne Museum
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Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
North Beach Park ©
North Beach Park

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Lincoln, United States

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Escape the urban bustle at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park and Eshqua Bog Natural Area. Get some historical perspective at Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness), Warner (Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum & New Hampshire Telephone Museum) and Hart's Location (Crawford Notch State Park & Arethusa Falls). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Loon Mountain Resort, do a tasting at Sap House Meadery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire, and hike along Black Cap Hiking Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln day trip planning website .

Getting from Burlington to Lincoln by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lincoln when traveling from Burlington in September, with lows around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Warner, Hart's Location, Saint Johnsbury, Echo Lake State Park, The Little White Church
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©
Loon Mountain Resort ©
Loon Mountain Resort
Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge ©
Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge

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Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. Penobscot Marine Museum and St. Saviour's Church : will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, and learn more about the world around you at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip planning website .

You can drive from Lincoln to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Penobscot Marine Museum, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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Portland, United States

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, see the interesting displays at International Cryptozoology Museum, see the interesting displays at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Urban Farm Fermentory, then sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and finally wander the streets of Old Port. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Shipyard Brewing Company, then learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel planning tool .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stockbridge.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

South Portland
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Port ©
Old Port

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Stockbridge, United States

Stockbridge ©
Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, explore the world behind art at The Clark Art Institute, admire the masterpieces at Norman Rockwell Museum, then shop like a local with Ozzie's Glass Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, and finally contemplate the long history of Chesterwood Museum. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Schantz Galleries, take an in-depth tour of Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, examine the collection at Bidwell House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Stephen and Harriet Myers House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Williams College Museum of Art.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Stockbridge tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Stockbridge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October in Stockbridge, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Stockbridge

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Williamstown, Stephen and Harriet Myers House, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Bidwell House Museum
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site ©

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Cooperstown, United States

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery, explore the galleries of The Farmers' Museum, see the interesting displays at American Baseball Experience/ Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum, then learn about winemaking at Pail Shop Vineyards, then get in on the family fun at Barnyard Swing, and finally steep yourself in history at Indian Burial Mound.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cooperstown online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Stockbridge to Cooperstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Cooperstown, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holy Trinity Monastery, Pail Shop Vineyards
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum
Holy Trinity Monastery ©
Holy Trinity Monastery

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Woodstock, United States

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. On the 12th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, relax in the rural setting at Sunfrost Farm, examine the collection at Hudson River Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kingston Uptown Historic District, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Ferncliff Forest.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Woodstock route maker tool .

Drive from Cooperstown to Woodstock in 2 hours. When traveling from Cooperstown in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Woodstock, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Corning.

Things to do in Woodstock

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingston, Ferncliff Forest
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Hudson River Maritime Museum ©
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Ferncliff Forest ©
Ferncliff Forest

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Corning, United States

Corning ©
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Rockwell Museum and Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and Magnus Ridge Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corning: Shalestone Vineyards (in Lodi), McGregor Vineyard (in Dundee) and Hammondsport (Finger Lakes Boating Museum & Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Stony Brook State Park, see the interesting displays at Corning Airport and National Wartime Museum, stroll the grounds of Mark Twain's Grave, and shop like a local with Vitrix Hot Glass Studio.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corning trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Woodstock to Corning in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Corning can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Corning

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Montour Falls, Rock Stream, Hammondsport, Elmira, Shalestone Vineyards
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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The Rockwell Museum ©
The Rockwell Museum
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum ©
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

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Gettysburg, United States

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): learn about all things military at Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg road trip app .

Traveling by car from Corning to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corning in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Falling Waters.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Big Round Top ©
Big Round Top

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Falling Waters, United States

Falling Waters ©
Falling Waters is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Potomac River in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Frederick State Park, take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield, then see the interesting displays at C&O Canal National Historical Park, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen's Orchard and Farm Market.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Falling Waters visit planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Falling Waters in 1.5 hours. October in Falling Waters sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Falling Waters

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Fort Frederick State Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Fort Frederick State Park ©
Fort Frederick State Park

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Columbus, United States

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of German Village, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, examine the collection at The Jubilee Museum, then wander the streets of Arena District, then admire the sheer force of Hayden Falls Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Columbus Commons. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Downtown Columbus, brush up on your military savvy at Motts Military Museum, see the interesting displays at Ohio Craft Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kelton House Museum & Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Land-Grant Brewing Company, and finally engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Falling Waters to Columbus. October in Columbus sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Motts Military Museum
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Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
German Village ©
German Village
Motts Military Museum ©
Motts Military Museum

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