7 days in Windsor & Essex Itinerary

7 days in Windsor & Essex Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario itinerary planner

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Fly to Detroit, Bus to Windsor
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Windsor Airport, Fly to Vancouver



— 3 nights
Canada's southernmost city, Windsor continues to play a key role in the country's automotive industry.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Via Italia and Mackenzie Hall. Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Lakes Championship Golf and Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens. Take a break from Windsor with a short trip to Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse in Amherstburg, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Devonwood Conservation Area, stroll around Reaume Park, step off the mainland to explore Peche Island, and browse the exhibits of Walkerville Artist Co-op.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Windsor online route planner.

Vancouver to Windsor is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Windsor is 3 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windsor, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Essex.

Things to do in Windsor

Parks · Golf · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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— 3 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area and Erie Shore Vineyard. Escape the urban bustle at Kingsville Golf & Country Club and Holiday Beach Conservation Area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Park House Museum, do a tasting at Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Chiaroscuro, and walk around Austin 'Toddy' Jones Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Essex travel route builder app.

Essex is very close to Windsor. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essex

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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