6 days in Niagara Falls & Lake Placid Itinerary

6 days in Niagara Falls & Lake Placid Itinerary

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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Lake Placid
— 3 nights


Niagara Falls — 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, then get some thrills on the water with Niagara Jet City Cruises, and then get in on the family fun at Darien Lake Amusement Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Niagara Falls. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.
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Lake Placid — 3 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Family-friendly places like Olympic Ski Jump Complex and The Wild Center will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Champlain Memorial Lighthouse (in Crown Point) and Burlington (Church Street Marketplace & Burlington Bike Path). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jo, and steep yourself in history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake Placid trip builder tool.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Lake Placid by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, things will get slightly colder in Lake Placid: highs are around 75°F and lows about 49°F.
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