Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC 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.
11:00 am start in Washington, DC
drive for about 3 hours
1:53 pm Altoona (Pennsylvania)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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10:00 am leave from Altoona (Pennsylvania)
drive for about 2.5 hours
12:32 pm Sugartown Alpaca Farm
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 1 hour
2:33 pm Buffalo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:33 pm
drive for about 31 minutes
4:04 pm arrive in Niagara Falls
day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
Sugartown Alpaca Farm
Buffalo (26 answers)
restaurants around Buffalo:
questions about Buffalo:
What is your favorite restaurant in Buffalo (New York)?
What to see other than the 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:
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For example, here are some questions people have asked about Niagara Falls. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Julie from asked:
best place (3 answers)
Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Niagara Falls? (2 answers)
Angie from Champaign asked:
Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls? (2 answers)
Jessie from asked:
where to stay one night (1 answer)
Emily from Pennsylvania asked:
Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub? (1 answer)
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Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Niagara Falls to Washington, DC drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.
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