Niagara Falls in 48 hours

I’ve always wanted to do a road trip across Canada. It seems like such a beautiful country, with so many national parks to explore, hiking trails to take and interesting people to meet.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to make this dream a reality very soon, but I’ve already got one stop off firmly set in our minds – the stunning Niagara Falls. The thing is, I’m adventurous; so I like to live life to the fullest and explore as much of the world as possible, so Niagara Falls would most likely be a short stay.

Niagra falls itinerary

However, this town has a lot on offer, so how would I manage to pack in all of those excursions into just 48 hours? I imagine it would be pretty exhausting, and look something like this…

Day One

After checking into our hotel in Niagara Falls pretty late the night before, I’ll be waking up to my stunning view of the Falls, right from my bedroom window! After a hurried breakfast, I’ll be straight out and onto my first excursion, and I think there’s no better place to start than with the famous Hornblower Cruise. After sailing past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, my catamaran will take me right up to the very base of the Falls – thank goodness for the raincoats they give as part of the tour!

After that, I’ll head to the Journey behind the Falls tour, so that we can plunge down a 150ft tunnel elevator to the very depths of the Falls. I’ll no doubt be deafened by the roar and soaked by the spray as I emerge onto an observation deck right behind the giant curtain of water!

That’s probably enough excitement for the first day, so I’ll round off our evening with a romantic meal for one (unless I’ve met a handsome man on the boat ;)) overlooking the horseshoe Falls themselves, lit up to emphasise their beauty even in darkness.

Day Two

It’s day two, and I’ll be looking at something far more cultured for today, so it’s off to the botanical gardens and world-famous rose gardens of Niagara. It’s just a 10-minute drive from our hotel, and contains over 2,400 roses. The gardens are also home to the Butterfly Conservatory; over 2,000 butterflies hide in the dense tropical flowers and plant life that make up this mini rainforest, so I’ll be taking the self-guided tour for sure.

It would be rude to head to the Niagara region and not sample the fastest growing wine country in the world! There are plenty of food and drink tours in the area where experts take you through award-winning wineries, so this is definitely one for us! After hopping off the tour bus on the way back, there should be just enough time to head for the Niagara Skywheel, taking one last look at this beautiful place and a few selfies too.

So, there’s my quick, 48-hour plan for a stay in Niagara Falls – do you think it’s possible?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

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