18 days in Ontario & Vancouver Itinerary

18 days in Ontario & Vancouver Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ottawa
— 2 nights
2
Kingston
— 1 night
3
Peterborough
— 1 night
4
Tobermory
— 2 nights
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
6
Toronto
— 2 nights
7
Thunder Bay
— 1 night
8
Vancouver
— 5 nights

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Rideau Hall, look for gifts at ByWard Market, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa journey planner.

Toronto to Ottawa is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kingston.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Rideau Hall ©
Rideau Hall
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kingston City Hall, examine the collection at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, then stroll around Kingston Waterfront, then browse the exhibits of Fort Henry National Historic Site, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingston trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ottawa to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kingston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Peterborough.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
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Canada's Penitentiary Museum ©
Canada's Penitentiary Museum
Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Kingston City Hall ©
Kingston City Hall

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Riverview Park and Zoo and then don't miss a visit to Peterborough Lift Lock.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Peterborough trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kingston to Peterborough takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingston to Peterborough due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tobermory.

Things to do in Peterborough

Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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Peterborough Lift Lock ©
Peterborough Lift Lock
Riverview Park and Zoo ©
Riverview Park and Zoo

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Tobermory

Tobermory ©
At the tip of Bruce Peninsula, little Tobermory is a big tourist destination for visitors interested in learning or perfecting their scuba diving skills.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to The Grotto and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bruce Peninsula National Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Singing Sands, enjoy the sea views from Big Tub Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Flowerpot Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tobermory online vacation maker.

Drive from Peterborough to Tobermory in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Peterborough to Tobermory, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Tobermory

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
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The Grotto ©
The Grotto
Bruce Peninsula National Park ©
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Big Tub Lighthouse ©
Big Tub Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Glen Nature Areas, and then do a tasting at The Ice House Winery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Niagara Falls Canada, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, don't miss a visit to Clifton Hill War Memorial, then get your game on at Zombie Attack, and finally play a few rounds at Dinosaur Adventure Golf.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online route builder.

Traveling by car from Tobermory to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Ice House Winery
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
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Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Glen Nature Areas ©
Niagara Glen Nature Areas
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then wander the streets of The Distillery District.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto holiday site.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Thunder Bay.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

1
night
Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay ©
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 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort William Historical Park, then admire the sheer force of Kakabeka Falls, and then appreciate the history behind Terry Fox Monument.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thunder Bay day trip planning app.

Getting from Toronto to Thunder Bay by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Thunder Bay reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kakabeka Falls
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Fort William Historical Park ©
Fort William Historical Park
Kakabeka Falls ©
Kakabeka Falls
Terry Fox Monument ©
Terry Fox Monument

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Get some historical perspective at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jericho Beach and False Creek. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Richmond to see International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, admire the striking features of Bloedel Conservatory, and take in nature's colorful creations at UBC Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Thunder Bay to Vancouver takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Thunder Bay to Vancouver. Traveling from Thunder Bay in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Whytecliff Park, Quarry Rock Hike
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

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