8 days in Ontario Itinerary

8 days in Ontario Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario trip planner

Make it your trip
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Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara-on-the-Lake
— 2 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa
— 1 night
Fly
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly
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Thunder Bay
— 1 night
Fly

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Toronto

— 2 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.
Take a break from Toronto with a short trip to Cameron's Brewing Company in Oakville, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toronto tour website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Toronto. October in Toronto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Toronto

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Niagara-on-the-Lake

— 2 nights

Loveliest Town in Canada

In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
On the 6th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom, admire all the interesting features of Niagara Falls Canada, and then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara-on-the-Lake travel website.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Niagara-on-the-Lake are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Ottawa

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Ottawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Niagara-on-the-Lake in October, Ottawa is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sault Ste. Marie.

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Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Near the U.S./Canada border, Sault Ste.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Pointe Aux Pins Range Lighthouses and then stroll through Gros Cap Conservation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie online trip builder.

Fly from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Thunder Bay.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Thunder Bay

— 1 night

Canada's Gateway to the West

A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): walk around Hillcrest Park and then pause for some photo ops at Terry Fox Monument.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thunder Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Thunder Bay, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks
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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.