8 days in Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Cleveland Itinerary

8 days in Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Cleveland Itinerary

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8 days in Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to McKinley Monument and then don't miss a visit to Canalside. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Patriots and Heroes Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Letchworth State Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo online itinerary planner .

Tampa to Buffalo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampa in July: high temperatures in Buffalo hover around 80°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Patriots and Heroes Park, Letchworth State Park
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2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip tool .

Niagara Falls is just a stone's throw from Buffalo. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cedar Point and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as South Bass Island and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire the landmark architecture of Terminal Tower, and appreciate the history behind Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Cleveland in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Cedar Point
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
South Bass Island ©
South Bass Island

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