15 days in Ontario Itinerary

15 days in Ontario Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario tour itinerary planner

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Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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London
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitchener
— 6 nights
Drive
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Collingwood
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lynde Shores Conservation Area, then step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, and then stop by Tilley Endurables.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Toronto. In December, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): meet the residents at Bird Kingdom, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and finally look for gifts at Hershey's Chocolate World. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Niagara Falls Canada, stop by The Post Office Shannon Passero, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls road trip website.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

London

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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.
On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica London, then steep yourself in history at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Bend Beach, and finally hunt for treasures at Covent Market. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese, buy something for everyone on your list at One of a Kind Antique Mall, then take a memorable tour with Boler Mountain, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Springbank Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London travel route planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to London due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kitchener.

Things to do in London

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Kitchener

— 6 nights
Together with neighboring Cambridge and Waterloo, Kitchener forms the densely populated Tri-Cities metropolitan area boasting a varied dining scene and many historical sites.
Visit Dundurn Castle and HMCS Haida National Historic Site for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitchener: Elora Gorge Conservation Area (in Elora), Lime Ridge Mall (in Hamilton) and Ancaster (Tiffany Falls Conservation Area & The Great Canadian Gift Company). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Reid Chocolates, buy something for everyone on your list at Southworks, take in the dramatic natural features at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, and enjoy some diversion at Jester's Fun Factory.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kitchener itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to Kitchener takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Kitchener due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Collingwood.

Things to do in Kitchener

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Collingwood

— 2 nights
Collingwood is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. On the 4th (Thu), stop by The Hive, identify plant and animal life at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, then contemplate the long history of Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, and finally stop by Collingwood Olive Oil Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): hit the slopes at Blue Mountain Resort (Things to Do).

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Collingwood journey planner.

Drive from Kitchener to Collingwood in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Collingwood

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ontario travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
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.

Region of Waterloo travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Theaters · Room Escape Games
In southwestern Ontario, Region of Waterloo offers visitors that perfect balance between urban attractions and rural Canadian charm. Home to three cities ensuring plenty of amenities every modern traveler needs and expects, this area offers quick access to a tranquil countryside easily explored on foot or by bicycle. Sightseeing in Region of Waterloo starts in the Tri-Cities (Cambridge, Waterloo, and Kitchener), where you can discover an eclectic restaurant scene and a string of historical sites harking back to Canada's pioneer days. Beyond this urbanized area spreads a quiet rural landscape of rustic trails, covered bridges, lush parks, and family-friendly animal sanctuaries.