A visit to Niagara Falls is preceded by a careful planning of all the details – the hotel you will stay in, your budget, the sights you will visit, etc.

One of the main questions is how long will you stay – will it be enough to go around all the sights or will it be too much and you will get bored? Well, the duration of the trip depends on what you want to see.

It will be unlikely just to go to the falls and take a few pictures when there is so much to see in the region around Niagara and too many attractions to visit.

First of all, let’s mention that the time you will need depends on which side you visit Niagara – American or Canadian. The majority of tourists prefer the Canadian one because there are more attractions, better views, and higher-rated hotels. For the American side, you will need a few hours (for example 8-9 hours) to tour the main attractions.

As for the Canadian side – it would be possible to go around the main places for a day, but only if you are in a hurry.

It is best to keep one or two nights.

You can also choose to visit both the US and Canada. Pay attention to the documents you will need to prepare (visas, etc.) so that there are no unpleasant surprises that will spoil your trip.

The season largely determines the activities during the holiday. Most of the attractions are closed in winter (for example Journey Behind the Falls). However, the cold months also offer interesting experiences (seeing the “frozen falls”).

Estimate the time you will need to travel (whether you come from another country or one of the nearby cities), as well as the hotel accommodation if you decide to spend a few days in the area.

Of course, the first thing everyone does. when goes to Niagara is to see the waterfalls themselves, to admire the majestic view, and take pictures. This may take about 1-2 hours.

The most exciting attraction not to be missed is the Hornblower cruise. You get the opportunity for a close view of the three waterfalls as the boat stops in the middle between them. You can enjoy the power of nature and feel the splashes of water on yourself. For the cruise, you will need about 30 – 40 minutes.

The cruise also offers the opportunity for visits at night (with live music), which is also a promise for a good evening.

Clifton Hill is the must-see fun zone close to Niagara. The street is full of different entertainment- from playgrounds suitable for your children to restaurants and museums.

Leave enough time for a nice lunch – either in a more refined restaurant or in a diner, depending on the time and money you want to spend.

If you like the beautiful flora, you can visit the Floral Clock which will take you about 30 minutes or 1 hour. It is famous as the second most photographed sight in Niagara.

Nature lovers can also visit for 1 or 2 hours the Botanical Garden and the Butterfly Conservatory. Both are located on the Canadian side of the waterfalls.

MarineLand offers a close encounter with the wildlife inhabiting the area. And after exploring it you can have a rest and make a picnic in nature.

Take time to visit Niagara’s famous wineries, where you can see the process of making wine and then taste it. On the way to the wine region, you can stop at The Living Water Wayside Chapel which is known as the smallest chapel in the world. You can leave a couple of hours for this trip, too.

Another famous attraction is Niagara`s Fury.

This is an innovative way to learn about the history of Niagara through 4D visualization. An educational and at the same time exciting adventure. The visit lasts about 45 minutes. It also may be an

ideal way to start your Niagara tour.

The exhausting sightseeing tour can end in some of the nice restaurants with amazing views. After all, to fully enjoy the holiday and adventure you need to take enough time to rest.

The ideal time to visit Niagara is variable depending on your desires, budget, interests, and capabilities. The visit of the American side of the falls is shorter but still takes several hours. And if you want to tour most of the sights on the Canadian side, you should leave at least 10-12 hours for a long walk. Or divide it into two days, because definitely what you will see will leave a memory for a lifetime.

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