24 days in Peterborough & the Kawarthas Itinerary

24 days in Peterborough & the Kawarthas Itinerary

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24 days in Peterborough & the Kawarthas Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h
1
Peterborough
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kirkfield
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

13
nights
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough shot to fame as the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes, a huge draw for local and international visitors since the early 20th century.
Step out of the city life by going to Warsaw Caves and Marvel Rapids Golf Course. Kawartha Country Wines and Lang Pioneer Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Peterborough: The Gut Conservation Area (in Apsley) and Bobcaygeon (Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market & Boyd Heritage Museum). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Jackson Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Riverview Park and Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Elmhirst's Resort, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chandos Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Peterborough trip tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Peterborough is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Peterborough. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kirkfield.

Things to do in Peterborough

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Keene, Buckhorn, Apsley, Bobcaygeon, Hope Mill Conservation Area
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 28:
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Warsaw Caves ©
Warsaw Caves
Jackson Park ©
Jackson Park
Kawartha Country Wines ©
Kawartha Country Wines

9
nights
Kirkfield

Kirkfield ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ken Reid Conservation Area and Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Get in touch with nature at Lock 34 & Fenelon Waterall and Gamiing Nature Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseless Carriage Museum (in Fenelon Falls) and Lindsay (Lindsay Memorial Park, Lindsay Golf and Country Club, & more).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kirkfield trip site .

Traveling by car from Peterborough to Kirkfield takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peterborough to Kirkfield. In September, daytime highs in Kirkfield are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kirkfield

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Lock 35 - Rosedale
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 7:
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The Little Pie Shack ©
The Little Pie Shack
Ken Reid Conservation Area ©
Ken Reid Conservation Area
Horseless Carriage Museum ©
Horseless Carriage Museum