4 days in Ontario's Southwest & Stratford Itinerary

4 days in Ontario's Southwest & Stratford Itinerary

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Port Stanley
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London
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Stratford
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Port Stanley — 1 day

Port Stanley is a community in the Municipality of Central Elgin, Ontario, Elgin County, located on the north shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of Kettle Creek. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Clovermead, then walk around Pinafore Park, then don't miss a visit to Jumbo The Elephant Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Port Stanley Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Stanley tour planner.

Toronto to Port Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Port Stanley when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to London.
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London — 2 nights

The Forest City

It's home to a diverse population and perched on the River Thames, but that's where the similarities end between the city of London in Canada, and it's much more famous British counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll around Pinery Provincial Park, kick back and relax at Grand Bend Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Dark Horse Estate Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Victoria Park, let little ones run wild at Springbank Park, then find something for the whole family at Storybook Gardens, and finally stop by Kingsmill's Ltd..

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Drive from Port Stanley to London in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stratford.
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Stratford — 1 night

Named after Shakespeare's birthplace in England, Stratford serves as a top destination for theater buffs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Stratford City Hall, walk around Shakespearean Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Stratford Perth Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Swan Brewing, and finally stop by Rheo Thompson Candies.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Stratford tour planner.

Traveling by car from London to Stratford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Stratford. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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