9 days in Toronto, Peterborough & Ottawa Itinerary

9 days in Toronto, Peterborough & Ottawa Itinerary

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Toronto
— 4 nights
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Peterborough
— 2 nights
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Ottawa
— 2 nights

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Toronto — 4 nights

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Niagara Falls (Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, stroll around Toronto Island Park, make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square, and explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Toronto. June in Toronto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Peterborough.
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Peterborough — 2 nights

Peterborough shot to fame as the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes, a huge draw for local and international visitors since the early 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Riverview Park and Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Peterborough Lift Lock, and then get engrossed in the history at Horseless Carriage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park and then kick back and relax at Cobourg Beach.

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You can drive from Toronto to Peterborough in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Peterborough due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ottawa.
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Ottawa — 2 nights

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 about all things military at Canadian War Museum, get curious at Canadian Museum of Nature, and visit ByWard Market.

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Getting from Peterborough to Ottawa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peterborough to Ottawa due to the time zone difference. In July in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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