10 days in Essex, Pelee Island & Kingsville Itinerary

10 days in Essex, Pelee Island & Kingsville Itinerary

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Essex
— 2 nights
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Pelee Island
— 2 nights
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Kingsville
— 5 nights

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Essex

— 2 nights
Essex is a town with a population of 20,427 in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada, whose municipal borders extend to Lake Erie. On the 1st (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Wolfhead Distillery, do a tasting at Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Colio Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Muscedere Vineyards, and finally make a trip to Historic Essex Railway Station. Keep things going the next day: trek along Big O Conservation Area, examine the collection at John Freeman Walls Historic Site & Underground Railroad Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Essex day trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Essex. In November, daily temperatures in Essex can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Pelee Island.

Things to do in Essex

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Pelee Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Pelee Island allows you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your appetite for adventure in beautiful natural surroundings.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Fish Point Nature Reserve, learn about winemaking at Pelee Island Pavilion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pelee Island day trip app.

Traveling by car from Essex to Pelee Island takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You'll set off for Kingsville on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Pelee Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries
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Kingsville

— 5 nights
Kingsville is located in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada, and is Canada's southernmost municipality with town status. You've added Kingsville Brewery, Mastronardi Estate Winery, Grape Vine Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area and Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery. Erie Shore Vineyard and Sanson Estate Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kingsville: Wagner Orchards & Estate Winery (in Lakeshore) and Amherstburg (Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse, Park House Museum, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Old Dutch Guys Chocolate, do a tasting at North 42 Degrees Estate Winery & Bistro 42, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, and sample the tasty concoctions at GL Heritage Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kingsville trip planner.

You can drive from Pelee Island to Kingsville in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kingsville are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C.

Things to do in Kingsville

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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