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Raleigh to Niagara Falls drive

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Raleigh to Niagara Falls road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Raleigh 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 Raleigh
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 11:30 am:  Roanoke Rapids
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 1:56 pm:  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 4:35 pm:  Alexandria (Virginia)
stay overnight at JW Marriott Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Day 2, 9:00 am:  leave from JW Marriott Hotel
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 10:19 am:  domestic restaurant
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:19 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 1:43 pm:  Clearfield
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 2, 4:36 pm:  Ellicottville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 7:14 pm:  arrive in Niagara Falls

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Raleigh to Niagara Falls.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Raleigh, North Carolina.

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?

Roanoke Rapids
Richmond  (8 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
Alexandria (Virginia)  (20 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    restaurants around Alexandria (Virginia):
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    hotels around Alexandria (Virginia):
        JW Marriott Hotel
        The Willard
        Hotel Monaco Alexandria
        W Washington DC
    questions about Alexandria (Virginia):
        What's the best neighborhood in Alexandria (Virginia) for a first time visitor?
domestic restaurant

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)

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 662 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 29 minutes
Niagara Falls is the same time as Raleigh
12 Raleigh travel answers
1 Roanoke Rapids travel answer
8 Richmond travel answers
20 Alexandria (Virginia) travel answers
1 Ellicottville travel answer
52 Niagara Falls travel answers

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