30 days in Ontario's Southwest Itinerary

30 days in Ontario's Southwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario's Southwest vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Drive to London
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London
— 11 nights
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Chatham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windsor
— 6 nights
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Sarnia
— 5 nights
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Port Dover
— 4 nights
Drive to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Fly to Skopje

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London

— 11 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.
Get outdoors at Grand Bend Beach and Sifton Bog. We've included these beaches for you: Port Stanley Beach and East Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Widder Station Golf & Country Club (in Thedford), Pinery Provincial Park (in Grand Bend) and Tillsonburg (Tillsonburg Golf Course Trails, Station Arts Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, take in the exciting artwork at Woodstock Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Covent Market, and stop by Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London online route builder.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to London is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Skopje to London, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chatham.

Things to do in London

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Chatham

— 3 nights
Chatham-Kent is a single-tier municipality in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Do your shopping at ARTspace and Thames Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buxton National Historic Site & Museum and Wallaceburg & District Museum. Take a break from Chatham with a short trip to L & K Antiques in Tilbury, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Birdie's Nest, steep yourself in history at Uncle Tom's Cabin, walk around Kingston Park, and examine the collection at RM Classic Car Exhibit.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chatham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from London to Chatham by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Chatham sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Windsor.

Things to do in Chatham

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Windsor

— 6 nights
Canada's southernmost city, Windsor continues to play a key role in the country's automotive industry.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Olde Walkerville Neighborhood and Willistead Manor. Head to Chiaroscuro and Lee and Maria'sfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Windsor side-trips: Leamington (Point Pelee National Park & Seacliff Park), Kingsville (Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, Lakeside Park, &more) and Amherstburg (Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse, Holiday Beach Conservation Area, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Windsor Riverfront, take in the exciting artwork at Walkerville Artist Co-op, admire the natural beauty at Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sandwich First Baptist Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Windsor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chatham to Windsor takes 1.5 hours. In July in Windsor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarnia.

Things to do in Windsor

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarnia

— 5 nights
Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and had a 2016 population of 71,594. You'll explore and learn at Stones 'N Bones Museum and Artopia Gallery & Framing. Get some cultural insight at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery and Sombra Museum Cultural Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Arkona (Arkona Fairways Golf Club & Rock Glen Conservation Area) and Indian Hills Golf Club (in Forest). The adventure continues: walk around Canatara Park, take in the exciting artwork at Ah! Some Art Inc., enjoy the sand and surf at Mike Weir Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sarnia trip planning app.

Drive from Windsor to Sarnia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Windsor in July, Sarnia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Dover.

Things to do in Sarnia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Dover

— 4 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Dover Lighthouse and Norfolk County Archives at Eva Brook Donly Museum. Shop till you drop at Dover Cheese Shop and Waterford Antique Market. Get out of town with these interesting Port Dover side-trips: Hall' Em In Sportfishing (in Dunnville), Ruthven Park National Historic Site (in Cayuga) and Port Rowan (Long Point & Long Point Bird Observatory).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Dover trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sarnia to Port Dover takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sarnia in August, you will find days in Port Dover are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Dover

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips