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Columbus to Niagara Falls via Cleveland

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  Columbus
 Cleveland
 Dunkirk
 Buffalo
   Cleveland 
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Columbus to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Columbus and Cleveland. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Columbus and Cleveland. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:26 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:33 pm  Dunkirk
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:33 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

3:26 pm  Buffalo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 31 minutes

4:57 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Cleveland  (54 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
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        Fun things to do

Dunkirk

Buffalo  (26 answers)
    restaurants around Buffalo:
        Anchor Bar
    questions about Buffalo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Buffalo (New York)?
        What to see other than the falls


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  Angie from Champaign asked:
Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?  (2 answers)

profile  Marjorie from asked:
Site seeing in Niagara Falls Canada  (1 answer)

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

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Niagara Falls.




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 Columbus 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 Columbus to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Columbus 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 Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 364 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 40 minutes
30 Columbus travel answers
54 Cleveland travel answers
26 Buffalo travel answers
63 Niagara Falls travel answers





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