Weekend trips from Niagara Falls

  1. Ottawa / Providence
  2. New York City / Alexandria
  3. Arlington / Pittsburgh
  4. Philadelphia / Columbus
  5. Cincinnati / Cleveland

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 25 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Niagara Falls → Ottawa → Providence → Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls to Ottawa
leave Niagara Falls on Friday
46 minutes → Burlington
49 minutes → Toronto
1.5 hours → Port Hope
45 minutes → Trenton
1 hour → Kingston
55 minutes → Brockville
1 hour → Ottawa (stay Friday night)
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7 hours of driving

Ottawa to Providence
leave Ottawa on Saturday
2 hours → Gouverneur
2 hours → Herkimer
54 minutes → Howe Caverns
2 hours → Northampton
2 hours → Providence (stay Saturday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Providence to Niagara Falls
leave Providence on Sunday
1.5 hours → Old Sturbridge Village
1.5 hours → Stockbridge
2 hours → Schoharie
2 hours → Syracuse
1.5 hours → Brockport
57 minutes → Niagara Falls (back home)
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9.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 25 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Niagara Falls → New York City → Alexandria → Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls to New York City
leave Niagara Falls on Friday
1.5 hours → Letchworth State Park
1.5 hours → Watkins Glen
1.5 hours → Binghamton
1.5 hours → Liberty
1.5 hours → Hudson River
22 minutes → New York City (stay Friday night)
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8 hours of driving

New York City to Alexandria
leave New York City on Saturday
1.5 hours → Princeton
54 minutes → Jim's Steaks
39 minutes → Wilmington
46 minutes → Aberdeen
40 minutes → Baltimore
58 minutes → Washington, DC
15 minutes → Alexandria (stay Saturday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Alexandria to Niagara Falls
leave Alexandria on Sunday
1 hour → Great Falls National Park
55 minutes → Hagerstown
1 hour → Breezewood
54 minutes → Duncansville
1 hour → Black Moshannon State Park
1.5 hours → Saint Marys
1.5 hours → Sugartown Alpaca Farm
30 minutes → Niagara Falls (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 21.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Niagara Falls → Arlington → Pittsburgh → Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls to Arlington
leave Niagara Falls on Friday
1.5 hours → Sugartown Alpaca Farm
1.5 hours → Saint Marys
2 hours → Altoona
1 hour → Breezewood
2 hours → Rockville
28 minutes → Arlington (stay Friday night)
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8 hours of driving

Arlington to Pittsburgh
leave Arlington on Saturday
1 hour → Harpers Ferry
46 minutes → Hagerstown
46 minutes → Sideling Hill
1 hour → Stoystown
1.5 hours → Phipps Conservatory
7 minutes → Pittsburgh (stay Saturday night)
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5 hours of driving

Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls
leave Pittsburgh on Sunday
58 minutes → Kentuck Knob
48 minutes → Grove City
44 minutes → Meadville
1 hour → Erie
42 minutes → Fredonia
48 minutes → Blasdell
17 minutes → Niagara Falls (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Niagara Falls → Philadelphia → Columbus → Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls to Philadelphia
leave Niagara Falls on Friday
1.5 hours → Rochester
1.5 hours → Skaneateles
1.5 hours → Binghamton
1 hour → Scranton
1 hour → Allentown
1 hour → Philadelphia (stay Friday night)
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7.5 hours of driving

Philadelphia to Columbus
leave Philadelphia on Saturday
1.5 hours → Lancaster
1.5 hours → Gettysburg
1.5 hours → Breezewood
1.5 hours → Ligonier
1 hour → Monongahela
57 minutes → Wheeling
1.5 hours → Zanesville
57 minutes → Columbus (stay Saturday night)
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10 hours of driving

Columbus to Niagara Falls
leave Columbus on Sunday
1 hour → Mount Gilead
1 hour → West Salem
56 minutes → Cleveland
1 hour → Geneva
1 hour → Erie
1.5 hours → Fredonia
51 minutes → Niagara Falls (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 25 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Niagara Falls → Cincinnati → Cleveland → Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls to Cincinnati
leave Niagara Falls on Friday
2 hours → Erie
2 hours → Cleveland
1 hour → Wooster
1 hour → Mount Gilead
51 minutes → Columbus
1 hour → Dayton
49 minutes → Cincinnati (stay Friday night)
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9 hours of driving

Cincinnati to Cleveland
leave Cincinnati on Saturday
58 minutes → Xenia
1 hour → Westgate Import Market
39 minutes → Johnstown
1 hour → Shelby
55 minutes → Wooster
57 minutes → Swensons (7 Hills) Drive In Restaurants
19 minutes → Cleveland (stay Saturday night)
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6 hours of driving

Cleveland to Niagara Falls
leave Cleveland on Sunday
55 minutes → The Cleveland Museum of Art
36 minutes → Geneva
1 hour → Conneaut
46 minutes → Findley Lake
54 minutes → Fredonia
34 minutes → Buffalo
10 minutes → Niagara Falls (back home)
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5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 20 hours of driving.



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