30 days in Ontario's Southwest Itinerary

30 days in Ontario's Southwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario's Southwest trip itinerary 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
Drive
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Chatham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windsor
— 6 nights
Drive
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Covent Market and Station Arts Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Grand Bend Beach and Port Stanley Beach. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Pinery Provincial Park (in Grand Bend), Tillsonburg (Tillsonburg Golf Course Trails & Annandale National Historic Site) and Widder Station Golf & Country Club (in Thedford). There's still lots to do: walk around Springbank Park, get engrossed in the history at Eldon House, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica London, and explore the engaging exhibits at London Children's Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ARTspace and Wallaceburg & District Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Thames Art Gallery and RM Classic Car Exhibit. Take a break from Chatham with a short trip to L & K Antiques in Tilbury, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Birdie's Nest, steep yourself in history at Uncle Tom's Cabin, take an in-depth tour of Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, and walk around Kingston Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chatham day trip planning app.

You can drive from London to Chatham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from London to Chatham, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chiaroscuro and Walkerville Artist Co-op. Kids will appreciate attractions like Windsor Riverfront and Cindy's Home & Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windsor: Kingsville (Lee and Maria's, Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, &more), Leamington (Point Pelee National Park & Seacliff Park) and Amherstburg (Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse, Holiday Beach Conservation Area, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Olde Walkerville Neighborhood, take in nature's colorful creations at Dieppe Gardens, examine the collection at Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sandwich First Baptist Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Windsor online route maker.

You can drive from Chatham to Windsor in 1.5 hours. July in Windsor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (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. Stones 'N Bones Museum and Artopia Gallery & Framing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Canatara Park and Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarnia: Arkona (Arkona Fairways Golf Club & Rock Glen Conservation Area), Sombra Museum Cultural Centre (in Sombra) and Indian Hills Golf Club (in Forest). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, shop like a local with Gallery in the Grove, stroll around Bayshore Park, and pick up some local products at Sarnia Farmer's Market.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sarnia trip planner.

You can drive from Windsor to Sarnia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Windsor in August since evenings lows in Sarnia dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Dover.

Things to do in Sarnia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Dover

— 4 nights
Let the collections at Port Dover Harbour Museum and Norfolk County Archives at Eva Brook Donly Museum capture your imagination. Port Dover Lighthouse and Ruthven Park National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Dover: Port Rowan (Long Point & Long Point Bird Observatory) and Hall' Em In Sportfishing (in Dunnville).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Dover road trip planning site.

Getting from Sarnia to Port Dover by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sarnia, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Dover, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Dover

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips