11 days in Ontario Itinerary

11 days in Ontario Itinerary

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Essex
— 2 nights
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Pelee Island
— 2 nights
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Windsor
— 4 nights
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Lakeshore
— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Old Dutch Guys Chocolate, examine the collection at John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area, then play a few rounds at Kingsville Golf & Country Club, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Essex Railway Station. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Chiaroscuro, then see the interesting displays at Park House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Amherstburg Freedom Museum, and finally experience rural life at The Fruit Wagon.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Essex trip maker website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Essex. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pelee Island.

Things to do in Essex

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

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 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Pelee Island Pavilion, then look for all kinds of wild species at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Point Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pelee Island online attractions planner.

You can travel from Essex to Pelee Island in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Essex in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Pelee Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Windsor.

Things to do in Pelee Island

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries · Nature
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Windsor

— 4 nights
Canada's southernmost city, Windsor continues to play a key role in the country's automotive industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devonwood Conservation Area and Via Italia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Seven Lakes Championship Golf and Ambassador Golf Club. Take a break from Windsor with a short trip to Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse in Amherstburg, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Mackenzie Hall, see the interesting displays at Museum Windsor – Maison Francois Baby House, admire the natural beauty at Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens, and stroll around Malden Park.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Windsor trip maker tool.

You can travel from Pelee Island to Windsor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pelee Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Windsor, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Lakeshore.

Things to do in Windsor

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lakeshore

— 2 nights
Lakeshore is a town on Lake St. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at John Freeman Walls Historic Site & Underground Railroad Museum, identify plant and animal life at Big O Conservation Area, and then take a peaceful walk through Tremblay Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Belle River On the Lake and then ski along the peaceful trails at Ruscom Shores Conservation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lakeshore online visit planner.

Lakeshore is very close to Windsor. Traveling from Windsor in October, expect Lakeshore to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 0°C.

Things to do in Lakeshore

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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.