8 days in Ontario Itinerary

8 days in Ontario Itinerary

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8 days in Ontario Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
1
Ottawa
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Toronto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of ByWard Market, hike along Rideau Canal, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ottawa online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ottawa. In September, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Visiting Marie Curtis Park and Rouge Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Loma and The Distillery District. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James Anglican Cathedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bluffs Tours.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toronto tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Toronto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Horseshoe Falls. Visit Sunset Beach and Wahnekewening Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Wahnekewening Beach, Niagara River Recreation Trail
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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