The majestic Niagara Falls was a magical experience and I am sure it is on everyone’s bucket list! If it is not, get it in – because you will be blown with total wonder and amazement at the six million cubic feet of water which goes over the crest of the falls every minute, at a vertical drop of 50m (165 ft)!

Niagara Falls is situated on the New York /Canadian border along the Niagara River which flows between two of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara Falls really refers to three waterfalls – the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls sits on the border of the US and Canada, the American Falls sits entirely on the US side, separated by Goat Island. Also, on the American side is the smaller Bridal Veil falls, separated from the American Falls by Luna Island. The Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

We began our journey from Cincinnati, a good and pleasant 7.5 hours’ drive, stopping twice for breaks, via I-71N and I-90E, passing Cleveland into Buffalo, making our way to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. You will need your passports! 😊

Cincinnati to Niagara Waterfalls_driving route_1
Cincinnati to Niagara Waterfalls_driving route_1

Our visit here was a short one, yet we felt we did everything we wanted to do on this occasion and saved a few activities for our next visit. Oh yeah! Definitely, another visit, if not more! Our room overlooked the Falls and it was pretty awesome to see the colours change at night from our bedroom.

The Horseshoe Falls_view from our hotel room
The Horseshoe Falls_view from our hotel room

So, here is a suggested itinerary for a two-night, three-day visit. Please click on the link below for a 2-minute read.

Evening of Day One

  1. Table Rock Welcome Centre
  2. Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls

Day 2

  1. Hornblower Niagara Cruise
  2. Journey Behind the Falls
  3. The Whirlpool Aero Car
  4. Romantic Dinner at Remingtons

Morning of Day Three

Winery Hopping


Return Journey – Our return journey was through Ontario, via Detroit to Cincinnati. 8 hours!

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