5 days in Ontario Itinerary

5 days in Ontario Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Ottawa
— 1 night
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Waller St. Brewing.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary builder app.

Chicago, USA to Ottawa is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Ottawa. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Ottawa to be slightly colder, temps between 28°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal National Historic Site ©
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through The Distillery District, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, admire the striking features of Casa Loma, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto holiday planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in December, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Niagara Falls Canada, make a trip to Journey Behind the Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

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