8 days in Ontario Itinerary

8 days in Ontario Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario planner

Make it your trip
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kingston
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 2 nights

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Ottawa

— 1 night

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Canada Aviation and Space Museum and then learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ottawa online trip itinerary planner.

Toronto to Ottawa is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toronto in October since evenings lows in Ottawa dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Kingston

— 1 night

Limestone City

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kingston City Hall, view the masterpieces at Martello Alley, steep yourself in history at Fort Henry National Historic Site, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then see the interesting displays at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, and finally walk around Kingston Waterfront.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kingston driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ottawa to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Kingston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Niagara Falls

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Niagara Glen Nature Areas and Reif Estate Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Niagara River Recreation Trail and Butterfly Conservatory. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls, hike along White Water Walk, do a tasting at Konzelmann Estate Winery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kingston to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Ontario travel guide

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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.