6 days in Rochester, Columbus & Pittsburgh Itinerary

6 days in Rochester, Columbus & Pittsburgh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Rochester
— 1 day
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Rochester

— 1 day

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Strong National Museum of Play and then cast your line with Rochester Sport Fishing.

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Charlotte to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in Rochester at 81°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Columbus.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums

Columbus

— 3 nights

The Discovery City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell), Zipline (in Rockbridge) and Rockhouse (in Logan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, head outdoors with Pedal Wagon Columbus, and contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Columbus online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rochester to Columbus takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Mellon Green, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then wander the streets of Strip District.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors