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The Best of Lake Erie (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Explore New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan with this Package visiting The shores of Lake Erie span across four American states, and will take you on an adventure from near Niagara Falls to the Motor City - with a dose of Rock n' Roll, charming towns, and fun beachside attractions thrown in for good measure!. Start with Buffalo (the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York). Erie (is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara), Sandusky Bay and Toledo (on the northern border of Ohio and the western end of Lake Erie, known as “The Glass Capital of the World,” has a long history of innovation in many aspects of the glass industry). Lastly, Detroit (best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry: General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler are all headquartered there. Its also the birthplace of Motown Records). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Buffalo, NY and out of Detroit, MI
  • Rental Car for 13 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Buffalo, NY
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Erie, PA
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Cleveland, OH
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sandusky Bay, OH
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Toledo, OH
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Detroit, MI
  • Driving Time
    Buffalo, NY - Erie, PA: 1 hrs. 36 mins. approx.
    Erie, PA- Cleveland, OH: 1 hrs. 38 mins. approx.
    Cleveland, OH - Sandusky Bay, OH: 1 hrs. 13 mins. approx.
    Sandusky Bay, OH -Toledo, OH: 1 hrs. 13 mins. approx.
    Toledo, OH - Detroit, MI : 54 min approx.


Related Cities:
New York City, NY (14)     Buffalo, NY (2)     Cleveland, OH (12)     Toledo, OH (5)     Erie, PA (2)     Detroit, MI (8)     Sandusky Bay, OH (3)    
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1. Buffalo, NY
  16 hotels
2. Erie, PA
   (15 hotels)
3. Cleveland, OH
   (92 hotels)
4. Sandusky Bay, OH
   (14 hotels)
5. Toledo, OH
   (11 hotels)
6. Detroit, MI
   (76 hotels)
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2 nights in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, located on Lake Erie, is the second-largest city in New York. Buffalo`s place on the Canadian border has helped to marry the two countries economically and culturally. After all, Toronto is just two hours away and Niagara Falls is less than half an hour away, making Buffalo a great base for exploring both places. Stay in Buffalo for a while, because it`s an exciting city to experience in its own right, especially the Canalside area and the historic and eclectic Allentown district.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Canalside, Frank Lloyd Wright`s Martin House, Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Naval and Military Park, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo Museum of Science, Allentown District, Niagara Falls, Peace Bridge, and so much more!



2 nights in Erie, PA

Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie, is the fourth-largest city in the state, and often-overlooked by travelers. However, those that venture here are in for a big surprise as it is filled with amazing scenery and sights, great natural landscapes, and so many awesome attractions. A “millionaires’ row” attests to the Gem City’s historical importance, and an inviting downtown offers great restaurants, coffee shops and art galleries. You’ll also love the many attractions and parks to explore. Whether you enjoy seeing fantastic art, learning interesting history, eating delicious cuisine, or simply relaxing in the great outdoors, there's a bit of something for everyone in Erie.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Presque Isle State Park, Erie Maritime Museum, Bicentennial Tower, Erie Bluffs State Park, Presque Isle Lighthouse, Lady Kate Boat Tour, Lake Erie Wine Country, Lake Erie Ale Trail, Waldameer Amusement Parl, Erie Art Museum, and so much more.



2 nights in Cleveland, OH

On a first visit to Cleveland, many travelers are surprised to discover it's a waterfront city with beaches and sailing. After all, Cleveland saddles right up to the shore of Lake Erie, and in warmer months you’ll find locals sunning on their own blissful stretch of coastline. While there’s currently no ferry service to Canada — occasionally visible from across the lake — you can drive northeast to Niagara Falls (about 4 hours), or head to nearby Sandusky to rent a boat and explore the famous Lake Erie Islands.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cuyahoga National Park, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Public Square, Severance Hall, Edgewater Park and much more.



2 nights in Sandusky Bay, OH

Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie in northern Ohio is a very popular summer vacation spot. It is well-known for its water sports, boating opportunities, and large-scale yacht parties, and is also a popular destination for families due to the number of amusement parks in the area. These parks include Cedar Point Shores and Castaway Bay water parks and the Cedar Point amusement park, which, with over 70 rides, is one of the largest amusement parks in the world. The cities, towns and villages in Sandusky Bay include Sandusky, Huron, Bay View, Port Clinton, and Lakeside Marblehead.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Port Clinton Lighthouse, Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve, Cedar Point, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Cooke-Dorn House, Follett House, Cedar Point Shores, Castaway Bay, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Sandusky Children`s Museum, Nickel Plate Beach, Huron Harbor Lighthouse, Marblehead Lighthouse, Edison Bridge, and so much more!



2 nights in Toledo, OH

Toledo is situated on the mouth of the Maumee River as it flows into Lake Erie. Nicknamed `The Glass City`, it is one of the biggest producers of glass in the country, ranging from glassware to windshields. The University of Toledo contributes to the city`s young and vibrant feel and also to its appreciation of the arts, as Toledo is home to a world-class art museum (complete with glass art exhibits) and its own opera and symphony.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Imagination Station, National Museum of the Great Lakes, Glass Pavilion, Toledo Firefighters Museum, Promenade Park, Hensville Park, Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, Toledo History Museum, Pythian Castle, and so much more!



2 nights in Detroit, MI

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and its commercial and cultural epicenter. It is situated on the Detroit River between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie directly across from Windsor, Ontario. Detroit is popularly known as the `Motor City` because the city has deep ties not just to the auto industry but also to Motown, the record label that changed popular music forever. Once considered a very unsafe city, much of central Detroit is safer than ever now, and is quite walkable.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Museum, Belle Isle, Motown Museum, GM Renaissance Center, Campus Martius Park, Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Detroit Zoo, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Riverfront, Belle Isle Aquarium, and so much more!




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Buffalo, NY
Day 1
Arrive to Buffalo, NY
Overnight in Buffalo, NY   16 hotels offered
Optional   13 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Buffalo, NY   16 hotels offered
Optional   13 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Buffalo, NY
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Erie, PA
Day 3
Arrive to Erie, PA
Overnight in Erie, PA   15 hotels offered
Optional   3 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Erie, PA   15 hotels offered
Optional   3 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Erie, PA
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cleveland, OH
Day 5
Arrive to Cleveland, OH
Overnight in Cleveland, OH   92 hotels offered
Optional   22 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Cleveland, OH   92 hotels offered
Optional   22 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Cleveland, OH
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Sandusky Bay, OH
Day 7
Arrive to Sandusky Bay, OH
Overnight in Sandusky Bay, OH   14 hotels offered
Optional   2 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Sandusky Bay, OH   14 hotels offered
Optional   2 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Sandusky Bay, OH
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Toledo, OH
Day 9
Arrive to Toledo, OH
Overnight in Toledo, OH   11 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Toledo, OH   11 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Toledo, OH
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Detroit, MI
Day 11
Arrive to Detroit, MI
Overnight in Detroit, MI   76 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Detroit, MI   76 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Detroit, MI

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Buffalo, NY Hotels (16 total)
Erie, PA Hotels (15 total)
Cleveland, OH Hotels (92 total)
Sandusky Bay, OH Hotels (14 total)
Toledo, OH Hotels (11 total)
Detroit, MI Hotels (76 total)


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Tours in Buffalo, NY (13 total)
Tours in Erie, PA (3 total)
Tours in Cleveland, OH (22 total)
Tours in Sandusky Bay, OH (2 total)


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Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, located on Lake Erie, is the second-largest city in New York. Buffalo`s place on the Canadian border has helped to marry the two countries economically and culturally. After all, Toronto is just two hours away and Niagara Falls is less than half an hour away, making Buffalo a great base for exploring both places. Stay in Buffalo for a while, because it`s an exciting city to experience in its own right, especially the Canalside area and the historic and eclectic Allentown district.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Canalside, Frank Lloyd Wright`s Martin House, Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Naval and Military Park, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo Museum of Science, Allentown District, Niagara Falls, Peace Bridge, and so much more!
Erie, PA
Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie, is the fourth-largest city in the state, and often-overlooked by travelers. However, those that venture here are in for a big surprise as it is filled with amazing scenery and sights, great natural landscapes, and so many awesome attractions. A “millionaires’ row” attests to the Gem City’s historical importance, and an inviting downtown offers great restaurants, coffee shops and art galleries. You’ll also love the many attractions and parks to explore. Whether you enjoy seeing fantastic art, learning interesting history, eating delicious cuisine, or simply relaxing in the great outdoors, there's a bit of something for everyone in Erie.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Presque Isle State Park, Erie Maritime Museum, Bicentennial Tower, Erie Bluffs State Park, Presque Isle Lighthouse, Lady Kate Boat Tour, Lake Erie Wine Country, Lake Erie Ale Trail, Waldameer Amusement Parl, Erie Art Museum, and so much more.
Cleveland, OH
On a first visit to Cleveland, many travelers are surprised to discover it's a waterfront city with beaches and sailing. After all, Cleveland saddles right up to the shore of Lake Erie, and in warmer months you’ll find locals sunning on their own blissful stretch of coastline. While there’s currently no ferry service to Canada — occasionally visible from across the lake — you can drive northeast to Niagara Falls (about 4 hours), or head to nearby Sandusky to rent a boat and explore the famous Lake Erie Islands.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cuyahoga National Park, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Public Square, Severance Hall, Edgewater Park and much more.
Sandusky Bay, OH
Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie in northern Ohio is a very popular summer vacation spot. It is well-known for its water sports, boating opportunities, and large-scale yacht parties, and is also a popular destination for families due to the number of amusement parks in the area. These parks include Cedar Point Shores and Castaway Bay water parks and the Cedar Point amusement park, which, with over 70 rides, is one of the largest amusement parks in the world. The cities, towns and villages in Sandusky Bay include Sandusky, Huron, Bay View, Port Clinton, and Lakeside Marblehead.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Port Clinton Lighthouse, Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve, Cedar Point, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Cooke-Dorn House, Follett House, Cedar Point Shores, Castaway Bay, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Sandusky Children`s Museum, Nickel Plate Beach, Huron Harbor Lighthouse, Marblehead Lighthouse, Edison Bridge, and so much more!
Toledo, OH
Toledo is situated on the mouth of the Maumee River as it flows into Lake Erie. Nicknamed `The Glass City`, it is one of the biggest producers of glass in the country, ranging from glassware to windshields. The University of Toledo contributes to the city`s young and vibrant feel and also to its appreciation of the arts, as Toledo is home to a world-class art museum (complete with glass art exhibits) and its own opera and symphony.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Imagination Station, National Museum of the Great Lakes, Glass Pavilion, Toledo Firefighters Museum, Promenade Park, Hensville Park, Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, Toledo History Museum, Pythian Castle, and so much more!
Detroit, MI
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and its commercial and cultural epicenter. It is situated on the Detroit River between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie directly across from Windsor, Ontario. Detroit is popularly known as the `Motor City` because the city has deep ties not just to the auto industry but also to Motown, the record label that changed popular music forever. Once considered a very unsafe city, much of central Detroit is safer than ever now, and is quite walkable.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Museum, Belle Isle, Motown Museum, GM Renaissance Center, Campus Martius Park, Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Detroit Zoo, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Riverfront, Belle Isle Aquarium, and so much more!

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