8 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

8 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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8 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Austin, United States
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  8​h
Lancaster, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Hershey, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Bird in Hand, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Austin, United States

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day
Lancaster, United States

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Historic St. Mary's Church, contemplate the long history of Amish Farm and House, then contemplate the long history of Wright's Ferry Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Wheatland Place.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster tour planner.

Austin to Lancaster is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Austin in April, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Lancaster: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wright's Ferry Mansion
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Wright's Ferry Mansion ©
Wright's Ferry Mansion
Historic St. Mary's Church
Historic St. Mary's Church

2
days
Hershey, United States

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, then Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, and then grab your bike and head to Conewago Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Paulus Farm Market, and then experience rural life at Perrydell Farm Dairy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hershey holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Hershey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bird in Hand.

Things to do in Hershey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Perrydell Farm Dairy, Conewago Recreation Trail, Paulus Farm Market, Indian Echo Caverns
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Conewago Recreation Trail ©
Conewago Recreation Trail
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

1
day
Bird in Hand, United States

Bird in Hand ©
This article is about the place, not the Bird-in-Hand Hotel or the Bird-in-Hand WineryBird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, with parts lying in East Lampeter and Upper Leacock Townships. On the 1st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Amish Country, go for a walk through Kitchen Kettle Village, then experience rural life at Smucker's Gourd Farm, and finally experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bird in Hand online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Bird in Hand takes an hour. In May in Bird in Hand, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lapp Valley Farm, Kitchen Kettle Village, Smucker's Gourd Farm, Amish Country
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Smucker's Gourd Farm ©
Smucker's Gourd Farm
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Niagara River Recreation Trail and Sue - Ann Staff Estate Winery. Get outdoors at Niagara Glen Nature Areas and Beamer Memorial Conservation Area. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Richardson's Farm and Market (in Dunnville) and Westcott Vineyards (in Jordan). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Konzelmann Estate Winery and explore the activities along The Welland Canal.

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You can drive from Bird in Hand to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jordan, The Welland Canal, Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, Richardson's Farm and Market
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Niagara River Recreation Trail ©
Niagara River Recreation Trail
Niagara Glen Nature Areas ©
Niagara Glen Nature Areas
The Welland Canal ©
The Welland Canal

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