56 days in Ontario Itinerary

56 days in Ontario Itinerary

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56 days in Ontario Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Peterborough
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kingston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ottawa
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Algonquin Provincial Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Huntsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Goderich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
8
Brantford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Toronto
— 7 nights
End: Toronto

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Peterborough: Warkworth (Warkworth Golf Club & Centre & Main Chocolate Co.), Holton Flowers (in Port Hope) and Moore Orchards (in Cobourg). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Horsin Around Riding Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Horseless Carriage Museum, explore the fascinating landscape at The Little Pie Shack, and look for all kinds of wild species at Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Peterborough journey planner .

Toronto to Peterborough is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kingston.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Fenelon Falls, Warkworth, Holton Flowers, Lindsay Gallery, Horsin Around Riding Ranch
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Lake Ontario ©
Lake Ontario
Moore Orchards ©
Moore Orchards
Holton Flowers ©
Holton Flowers

5
nights
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bloomfield (Love Nest Studios & Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery), Sandbanks Estate Winery (in Wellington) and Picton (Books & Company, Escape Macaulay House!, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Henry National Historic Site, sample the tasty concoctions at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., see the interesting displays at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, and stroll around Kingston Waterfront.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kingston trip planner.

Drive from Peterborough to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Peterborough to Kingston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Picton, Bloomfield, MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., Wolfe Island Corn Maze, Sandbanks Estate Winery
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Agnes Etherington Art Centre ©
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston Waterfront ©
Kingston Waterfront

6
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Ottawa side-trips: Upper Canada Village (in Morrisburg) and Stewart Park (in Perth). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian War Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ottawa day trip app .

You can drive from Kingston to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Ottawa sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Algonquin Provincial Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stewart Park, Upper Canada Village
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

7
nights
Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park ©
Sandwiched between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River, Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada and a stunning outdoor playground that draws crowds of nature enthusiasts with its biodiversity.
Algonquin Provincial Park is known for trails, museums, adventure, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Lookout Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Ridges Trail, examine the collection at Algonquin Logging Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Opeongo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Algonquin Provincial Park route tool .

You can drive from Ottawa to Algonquin Provincial Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ottawa in November, Algonquin Provincial Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Algonquin Provincial Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:
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Lookout Trail ©
Lookout Trail
Algonquin Logging Museum Trail ©
Algonquin Logging Museum Trail
Centennial Ridges Trail ©
Centennial Ridges Trail

5
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
Huntsville is the largest town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Algonquin Park (in Whitney), Gravenhurst (Lake Muskoka & Ryde Barn Quilt Trail) and The SS Keewatin (in Port McNicoll). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary, let little ones run wild at Tree Chic Eco Boutique, and enjoy breathtaking views from Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Algonquin Provincial Park to Huntsville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. November in Huntsville sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Goderich.

Things to do in Huntsville

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Parry Sound, Gravenhurst, Ride Guides, The SS Keewatin, Lake of Bays Library
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm ©
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm
Lake Muskoka ©
Lake Muskoka
The SS Keewatin ©
The SS Keewatin

5
nights
Goderich

Goderich is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County. Get out of town with these interesting Goderich side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Grand Bend), Bervie Zoological Park (in Kincardine) and Somerhill Golf Course (in Tiverton). There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Port Albert Fishway, walk around Pioneer Park, play a few rounds at White Squirrel Golf Club, and learn about winemaking at Maelstrom Winery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goderich journey builder website .

Getting from Huntsville to Goderich by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Huntsville in November since evenings lows in Goderich dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Goderich

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayfield, Owen Sound, Maelstrom Winery, Hoity Toity Cellars, Somerhill Golf Course
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Port Albert Fishway ©
Port Albert Fishway
Bannockburn Conservation Area ©
Bannockburn Conservation Area

5
nights
London

London ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tillsonburg Golf Course Trails (in Tillsonburg), Chatham (Spas & Kent Branch Library of The Ontario Genealogical Society) and Harvest Moon Corporation (in Dresden). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, get in on the family fun at Storybook Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Jobsite Brewing Co., and examine the collection at Stones 'N Bones Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Goderich to London takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Goderich to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brantford.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chatham, Stratford, Balloon Rides, Stones 'N Bones Museum, Harvest Moon Corporation
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:
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Stones 'N Bones Museum ©
Stones 'N Bones Museum
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Brantford

Brantford ©
Brantford is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, founded on the Grand River. Explore Brantford's surroundings by going to Elevation Mountain Bike Camps & Coaching (in Turkey Point), Kitchener (Room Escape Games & Bad Axe Throwing) and Backus Woods (in Port Rowan). And it doesn't end there: trek along Delhi Rail Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lynn Valley Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Kinsmen Park Trail, and learn about winemaking at Cox Creek Cellars.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brantford trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from London to Brantford in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London to Brantford, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Brantford can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Brantford

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Guelph, Kitchener, Port Dover, Waterford, Grand River Rafting Company
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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Backus Woods ©
Backus Woods
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Grand River Rafting Company ©
Grand River Rafting Company

6
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre, Niagara Falls. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Foreign Affair Winery in Vineland--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls, get in on the family fun at Marineland, try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino, and take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls travel route planner .

You can drive from Brantford to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel, Foreign Affair Winery
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 12:
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

7
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, don't miss a visit to Harbourfront Centre, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Toronto road trip planning app .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Toronto, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 19:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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