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Indianapolis to Niagara Falls drive

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Indianapolis to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Indianapolis to Niagara Falls. If you're planning a road trip to Niagara Falls, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Indianapolis
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:15 am  Richmond (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:26 pm  Yellow Springs
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:23 pm  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:23 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:28 pm  Bellville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bellville
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Cleveland
eat at Lola
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:52 pm  Findley Lake
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:26 pm  Buffalo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:26 pm
drive for about 31 minutes

6:57 pm  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Indianapolis to Niagara Falls.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Indianapolis, Indiana.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Richmond (Indiana)
    questions about Richmond (Indiana):
        What's the best neighborhood in Richmond (Indiana) for a first time visitor?
Yellow Springs
Columbus  (24 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.
Cleveland  (40 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:
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
    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?
        Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
        Best breweries in Cleveland?
Findley Lake
Buffalo  (17 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

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Niagara Falls, Canada.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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!

 Julie Baker from asked:
best place  (3 answers)

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

 Emily Pannuti from Pennsylvania asked:
Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?  (1 answer)

 Kerstin Thulin from asked:
Travel by car from Stowe to Niagara falls fastest route  (1 answer)

 Shrirang Joshi from Pune asked:
single person visiting Niagara Falls (US side)  (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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis to Niagara Falls. Or get a full Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Indianapolis!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 516 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 55 minutes
Niagara Falls is the same time as Indianapolis
25 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Richmond (Indiana) travel answer
1 Yellow Springs travel answer
24 Columbus travel answers
40 Cleveland travel answers
17 Buffalo travel answers
53 Niagara Falls travel answers

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