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:  7​h 30​min
1
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Darien Lake Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Buffalo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in July, expect Buffalo to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Darien Lake Amusement Park

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Erie Canal Discovery Center, then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara, and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls vacation planning app .

Niagara Falls is just a short distance from Buffalo. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Youngstown, The Erie Canal Discovery Center
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara 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.
Visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Cedar Point and James H. McBride Arboretum. Go for a jaunt from Cleveland to Marblehead to see Marblehead Lighthouse State Park about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and buy something for everyone on your list at Crocker Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Cleveland by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cedar Point, Crocker Park, James H. McBride Arboretum, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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