16 days in Ontario Itinerary

16 days in Ontario Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario trip planner
Make it your trip
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Toronto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gananoque
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
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Toronto — 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Distillery Historic District, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Casa Loma, and get curious at Ontario Science Centre.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toronto road trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Toronto is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Toronto to be cooler, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Niagara Falls — 3 nights

Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip builder tool.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gananoque.
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Gananoque — 4 nights

Gananoque is a town in the Leeds and Grenville area of Ontario, Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Gananoque: Brockville (John H. Fulford Fountain & 1000 Islands Village), King's Lock Craft Distillery (in Johnstown) and Upper Canada Village (in Morrisburg). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Merrickville Locks 21-23, stroll around Stewart Park, stop by Handworks Gifts and Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Kiwi Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gananoque trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Gananoque by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in December: high temperatures in Gananoque hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ottawa.
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Ottawa — 3 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Ottawa is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature, snap pictures at Corktown Footbridge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ottawa online trip planner.

Drive from Gananoque to Ottawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Ottawa is cooler than Gananoque - with highs of -6°C and lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Ontario travel guide

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Popular with tourists throughout the year, Ontario holidays allow you to explore unspoiled natural landscapes and big cities packed with amenities and modern attractions. Containing the national capital and the country's largest city, this east-central province provides a home for nearly 40 percent of Canada's population. Home to a staggering number of lakes (250,000), this playground for nature lovers boasts approximately a third of the world's fresh water. You can spend your entire Ontario vacation driving, walking, skiing, or cycling across the region's sprawling wilderness, but for a well-rounded experience, make sure you spend some time in Toronto, cosmopolitan provincial capital known for its multicultural neighborhoods and outstanding food scene.
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