7 days in Buffalo, Mackinaw & Cleveland Itinerary

7 days in Buffalo, Mackinaw & Cleveland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Drive to Mackinaw
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Mackinaw
— 1 day
Drive
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly

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Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Discovery Center, Niagara Falls Observation Tower, &more) and Niagara Jet Adventures (in Youngstown). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo tour builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Buffalo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinaw.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mackinaw

— 1 day
Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 24th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Museum & Peace Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mackinaw day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buffalo to Mackinaw. Traveling from Buffalo to Mackinaw, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinaw can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Mackinaw

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Change things up with a short trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, look for gifts at Campbells Popcorn Shop, and catch a live event at Progressive Field.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cleveland travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw to Cleveland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mackinaw in July: highs in Cleveland hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Casinos

Side Trips