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Columbus to Toronto drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Toronto road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Toronto. If you're planning a road trip to Toronto, 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 Columbus
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:24 am  Ohio State Reformatory
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:24 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:49 pm  Cleveland
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 3:19 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

4:15 pm  Geneva (Ohio)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Geneva (Ohio)
drive for about 1 hour

11:05 am  Erie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:05 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:05 pm  Fredonia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:29 pm  Niagara Falls
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:31 pm  arrive in Toronto
eat at St. Lawrence Market
stay at The Drake Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Ohio State Reformatory

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

Geneva (Ohio)  (2 answers)

Erie  (2 answers)

Fredonia

Niagara Falls  (65 answers)
    Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
    Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
    Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)
    questions about Niagara Falls:
        best place
        Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?
        Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?
        where to stay one night
        Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?


Where's the best place to stay in Toronto?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Toronto.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Drake Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Thompson Toronto  (3 mentions)
Gladstone Hotel  (2 mentions)
Hyatt Regency Toronto  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Toronto? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Toronto?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest St. Lawrence Market, which was mentioned 11 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

The Black Hoof  (5 mentions)
Cold Tea  (5 mentions)
Panorama Lounge  (4 mentions)
Grand Electric  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Toronto? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Toronto?

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:

Royal Ontario Museum  (18 mentions)
CN Tower  (16 mentions)
Toronto Islands  (16 mentions)
Distillery District  (15 mentions)
Eaton Centre  (12 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 Toronto. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Toronto?  (15 answers)

profile  Juliana from asked:
Which is the best Outlet for shopping?  (10 answers)

profile  Rocco from Rochester (New York) asked:
Must-see during Toronto weekend trip?  (8 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
Where to catch the best views in Toronto?  (7 answers)

profile  Christine from Austin (Texas) asked:
Coolest new restaurants?  (6 answers)

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




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 Toronto 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 Toronto. Or get a full Columbus to Toronto 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 428 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 49 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
69 Cleveland travel answers
2 Geneva (Ohio) travel answers
2 Erie travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers
148 Toronto travel answers





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