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Toronto/Niagara Falls

We are planning on spending 5-6 days in Canada in the middle of July. How many days should we stay in Niagara Falls? Would it be better to do a day trip, or stay overnight?

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1. Re: Toronto/Niagara Falls

If you just want to see the Falls, you can do that by driving past them. If you want to partake in any of the myriad of attractions/activities available in the city and area, then you will need to plan what you want to do and see how many days that entails.

Here are some things to do and sites to check:

Maid of the Mist

Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara's Fury

White Water Walk

Whirlpool Aerocar

Butterfly Conservatory

Bird Kingdom

Whirlpool Jetboats

Skylon Tower



Indoor Skydiving

museums - Tussauds, Ripleys, Guinness, etc.


Safari Niagara

Dozens of wineries

hiking in the Niagara gorge

Welland Canal

Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara

dinner theatres






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It sounds like you're staying in Toronto and coming down to Niagara. Usually people in that type of vacation (5-6 days) spend 2 full days with an overnight in Niagara and the rest of the time in Toronto. If you want to see the Niagara wine region, you should allow a full day for that.

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3. Re: Toronto/Niagara Falls

If you have 6 days for Niagara and Toronto, then I suggest an overnight stay in Niagara Falls and the Niagara region....in addition to the city of NF, you could visit Niagara On The Lake for the day, attend a play at the Shaw Festival there, tour a winery, etc......and spend 3 nights/4 days in Toronto...post #1 has listed many attractions for the Niagara region......visit the Toronto forum for suggestions of ways to spend your time there, and while on that page check out the sidebars and the headers for Traveler articles and FAQ's which will help you to plan an itinerary also........

Edited: 11 February 2013, 15:30
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4. Re: Toronto/Niagara Falls

I would do an overnight at the falls and spend a half day or full day at Niagara on the Lake.

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5. Re: Toronto/Niagara Falls

If you are staying 5 to 6 days in Toronto I would suggest you take 2 of those days to come to the Niagara falls. It would be much more convenient in terms of enjoying the site. I mean normally people arrive at noon and have lunch or grab a sandwich, go to the falls and then back home. So, if your plan is only to do see the falls that is doable. You would be rushing a little bit but it would be fine. On the other hand, the most convenient way of doing it is for instance arrive at noon to the town and have lunch. Then explore the region itself and check out a bit the town. The morning of the next day go to the falls and in the afternoon return to Toronto.

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