18 days in Ontario Itinerary

18 days in Ontario Itinerary

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18 days in Ontario Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Kitchener
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Niagara-on-the-Lake
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Toronto
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Houston

4
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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, take a stroll through ByWard Market, examine the collection at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to Ottawa is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Ottawa reach 28°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kitchener.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

3
nights
Kitchener

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 Kitchener's surroundings by going to Harrington Lane Farms (in Puslinch) and London (The Next Level, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, & more). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, sample the tasty concoctions at StoneHammer Brewing, have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kitchener online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Kitchener in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in December, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Kitchener

Fun & Games Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

London, Is This Chair Taken, Hillside Trail, Harrington Lane Farms, Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

4
nights
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara-on-the-Lake: Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel (in Stevensville) and Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls, Journey Behind the Falls, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, get your game on at Zombie Attack, appreciate the history behind Clifton Hill War Memorial, and get in on the family fun at Niagara SkyWheel.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niagara-on-the-Lake trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kitchener to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Niagara-on-the-Lake when traveling from Kitchener in December, with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

6
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Toronto, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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