8 days in Buffalo & Cleveland Itinerary

8 days in Buffalo & Cleveland Itinerary

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8 days in Buffalo & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Buffalo
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

4
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buffalo: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Niagara Falls Observation Tower, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, expand your understanding of the military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buffalo vacation builder .

Indianapolis to Buffalo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Indianapolis in October, plan for slightly colder days in Buffalo, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cleveland.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

3
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and walk around Cleveland Metroparks.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland road trip planning site .

Getting from Buffalo to Cleveland by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Theme Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Cedar Point
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

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