30 days in Ontario's Southwest Itinerary

30 days in Ontario's Southwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario's Southwest itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Drive to London
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London
— 11 nights
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Chatham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windsor
— 6 nights
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Sarnia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Dover
— 4 nights
Drive to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Fly to Skopje

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London

— 11 nights

The Forest City

It's home to a diverse population and perched on the River Thames, but that's where the similarities end between the city of London in Canada, and it's much more famous British counterpart.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fanshawe Pioneer Village and Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Woodstock Art Gallery and Station Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Grand Bend (Pinery Provincial Park & Grand Bend Beach), Widder Station Golf & Country Club (in Thedford) and Tillsonburg (Tillsonburg Golf Course Trails & Annandale National Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Springbank Park, find something for the whole family at Storybook Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Eldon House, and kick back and relax at Port Stanley Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip builder website.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to London is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Skopje to London is minus 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chatham.

Things to do in London

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 12:

Chatham

— 3 nights
Chatham-Kent is a single-tier municipality in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. You'll explore and learn at ARTspace and Buxton National Historic Site & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Cabin and Wallaceburg & District Museum. Change things up with a short trip to L & K Antiques in Tilbury (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Birdie's Nest, see the interesting displays at RM Classic Car Exhibit, walk around Kingston Park, and view the masterpieces at Thames Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chatham online visit planner.

You can drive from London to Chatham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from London to Chatham, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Chatham, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Windsor.

Things to do in Chatham

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Windsor

— 6 nights
Canada's southernmost city, Windsor continues to play a key role in the country's automotive industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Point Pelee National Park and Devonwood Conservation Area. Visit Olde Walkerville Neighborhood and Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse for their historical value. Explore Windsor's surroundings by going to Kingsville (Lee and Maria's, Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, &more), Amherstburg (Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Park House Museum, &more) and Seacliff Park (in Leamington). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Windsor Riverfront, see the interesting displays at Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Devonshire Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Windsor trip site.

Drive from Chatham to Windsor in 1.5 hours. In November in Windsor, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Sarnia.

Things to do in Windsor

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:

Sarnia

— 5 nights
Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and had a 2016 population of 71,594. Head to Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery and Artopia Gallery & Framingfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stones 'N Bones Museum and Ah! Some Art Inc.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarnia: Sombra Museum Cultural Centre (in Sombra), Arkona (Arkona Fairways Golf Club & Rock Glen Conservation Area) and Indian Hills Golf Club (in Forest). There's lots more to do: stroll around Canatara Park, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery in the Grove, explore the activities along Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area, and browse the fresh offerings at Sarnia Farmer's Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarnia online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Windsor to Sarnia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Windsor in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarnia, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Dover.

Things to do in Sarnia

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

Port Dover

— 4 nights
Port Dover Lighthouse and Norfolk County Archives at Eva Brook Donly Museum will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Port Dover Beach and Long Point Bird Observatory will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Hall' Em In Sportfishing (in Dunnville), Long Point (in Port Rowan) and Ruthven Park National Historic Site (in Cayuga).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Dover trip planner.

You can drive from Sarnia to Port Dover in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sarnia in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Dover, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Dover

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30: