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Charlotte to Niagara Falls via Cleveland

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charlotte to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Charlotte
drive for about 2 hours

12:00 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:14 pm  Princeton (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:55 pm  Charleston (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:11 pm  Parkersburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Parkersburg
drive for about 3 hours

12:45 pm  Cleveland
eat at Lola
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:22 pm  Allegany State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:22 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:59 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Blue Ridge Parkway  (8 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        What’s a good route and places to stop
        Where do we stay overnight

Princeton (West Virginia)

Charleston (West Virginia)  (15 answers)
    questions about Charleston (West Virginia):
        Historic sites

Parkersburg

Cleveland  (69 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Fun things to do

Allegany State Park


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!

profile  Julie from asked:
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  Jessie from asked:
where to stay one night  (1 answer)

profile  Emily from Pennsylvania asked:
Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?  (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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Charlotte 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 Charlotte well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charlotte!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 737 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 26 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
15 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
1 Parkersburg travel answer
69 Cleveland travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers





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