44 days in Ontario Itinerary

44 days in Ontario Itinerary

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44 days in Ontario Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Peterborough
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Algonquin Provincial Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Ottawa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kingston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
London
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Kitchener
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Toronto
— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Peterborough: Cobourg Community Centre (in Cobourg), Lindsay Gallery (in Lindsay) and Art Gallery of Northumberland - Port Hope (in Port Hope). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peterborough-Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail, stroll around Peterborough Millennium Park, contemplate the long history of O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area, and take an in-depth tour of Horseless Carriage Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Peterborough trip itinerary website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area, Art Gallery of Northumberland - Port Hope, Lake Ontario, Lindsay Gallery, Horseless Carriage Museum
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Lake Ontario ©
Lake Ontario
Lift Lock Escape ©
Lift Lock Escape

4
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
Huntsville is the largest town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Gravenhurst (Lake Muskoka, Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, & more), Iroquois Cranberry Growers (in Bala) and Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club (in Parry Sound). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm, stop by Stonethrow Pottery, don't miss a visit to The Ethel Curry Gallery, and glide through natural beauty at Haliburton Nordic Trails.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Huntsville planning site .

Traveling by car from Peterborough to Huntsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Huntsville are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Algonquin Provincial Park.

Things to do in Huntsville

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Gravenhurst, Haliburton, Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club, Lake of Bays Brewing Company, Lake of Bays Library
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Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm ©
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm
Lake Muskoka ©
Lake Muskoka
Iroquois Cranberry Growers ©
Iroquois Cranberry Growers

4
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.
On the 29th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Leaf Lake Ski Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Lookout Trail, don't miss a visit to Algonquin Art Centre, see the interesting displays at Algonquin Logging Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Pond Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Algonquin Provincial Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Algonquin Provincial Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Algonquin Provincial Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lookout Trail ©
Lookout Trail
Algonquin Art Centre ©
Algonquin Art Centre
Western Uplands Backpacking Trail ©
Western Uplands Backpacking Trail

5
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.
Step out of Ottawa to go to Morrisburg and see Upper Canada Village, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and trek along Rideau Canal.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ottawa online attractions planner .

You can drive from Algonquin Provincial Park to Ottawa in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Algonquin Provincial Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ottawa, with lows of -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Upper Canada Village
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

4
nights
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Explore Kingston's surroundings by going to Escape Macaulay House! (in Picton), Hell Holes Nature Trails and Caves (in Centreville) and MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. (in Bath). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Fort Henry National Historic Site, examine the collection at Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, walk around Kingston Waterfront, and stop by Handworks Gifts and Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kingston planning tool .

You can drive from Ottawa to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -11°C in Kingston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gananoque, Brockville, Hell Holes Nature Trails and Caves, Escape Macaulay House!, MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
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Kingston Waterfront ©
Kingston Waterfront
Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Agnes Etherington Art Centre ©
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Oil Museum of Canada (in Oil Springs), Stones 'N Bones Museum (in Sarnia) and Ah! Some Art Inc. (in Point Edward). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ontario Archaeology, identify plant and animal life at Kains Woods, and get engrossed in the history at Buxton National Historic Site & Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, read London online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kingston to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Kingston to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Kitchener.

Things to do in London

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chatham, Oil Museum of Canada, Stones 'N Bones Museum, Ah! Some Art Inc., Old St Thomas Church
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BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Stones 'N Bones Museum ©
Stones 'N Bones Museum
Storybook Gardens ©
Storybook Gardens

4
nights
Kitchener

Together with neighboring Cambridge and Waterloo, Kitchener forms the densely populated Tri-Cities metropolitan area boasting a varied dining scene and many historical sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitchener: Harrington Lane Farms (in Puslinch), Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control (in Erin) and Cox Creek Cellars (in Guelph). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, deepen your understanding at Physics Observatory Telescope, enjoy breathtaking views from Waterford Heritage Trail, and don't miss a visit to Doon Heritage Village.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kitchener visit planner.

Getting from London to Kitchener by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kitchener is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Kitchener

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Classes

Side Trips

Guelph, Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control, Waterford Heritage Trail, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Concession Road Brewing Co.
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Room Escape Games
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

5
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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, wildlife, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Kitchener to Niagara Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, Niagara Falls is a bit warmer than Kitchener - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Kacaba Vineyards Winery
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

8
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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.
When in Toronto, make a side trip to see BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League in Hamilton, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, take a stroll through Kensington Market, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toronto Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto sightseeing planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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