The area between Toronto to Niagara Falls is one unimaginable place to discover, particularly if you’d like a mixture of metropolis and nature throughout your vacation. That’s the factor that makes this area so particular – the actual fact it has a bit piece of all the pieces.

That being stated, organising a week-long itinerary to journey from Toronto to Niagara Falls could be robust, particularly for those who’re trying to see as a lot of the area as attainable. That’s why I wished to share our plan and journey itinerary we did for our journey. Hopefully, it’ll make planning your very personal journey from Toronto to Niagara Falls that little bit simpler (properly, I hope so anyway). 🇨🇦

Check out our 1-week journey itinerary to discover Toronto to Niagra Falls. As this was private to us, be happy to take stuff out that you just don’t like, or substitute the lodging for one thing you’d favor. Both method, you’ll hopefully have a tremendous time.

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As with all our posts, for those who want any extra ideas or recommendation, simply pop us a message – we’re at all times glad to assist out in your journey from Toronto to Niagara Falls. 🤗

Day 1

1500: Arrive in Toronto

Arrive at Toronto Worldwide Airport and take a cab on to your resort ✈

1600: Verify into your resort in downtown

We checked into the Shangri-La Lodge on College Sreet, it’s a few 10-minute stroll from the CN Tower and completely beautiful.

2000: Go for dinner

Head over to Joso’s, a reasonably well-known joint in Toronto for among the greatest seafood within the metropolis. Be sure to strive their Octopus Salad, it’s wonderful.

2300: Catch some Zzzzz’s

Day 2

0800: Breakfast within the resort 

Pop downstairs to the restaurant throughout the Shangri-la.

1000: Head on a graffiti tour of Toronto

Organised with Tour Guys, you” get to see a few of Toronto’s greatest road artwork which might be scattered throughout this metropolis. This two-hour tour is unquestionably one thing to do for those who’re excited by artwork but when road artwork isn’t your factor, you would possibly wanna give this a miss and head to St Lawrence Market as an alternative.

1300: Lunch at Seven Lives 

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Seven lives (at 69 Kensington Avenue) is without doubt one of the greatest Mexican eating places in Ontario and positively has the most effective fish tacos ever! Be sure to rock up early as this place does get busy round noon.

If Mexican isn’t your factor, check out a few of these greatest eating places 

1500: Take a while to walk 

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Take a stroll close to your resort and discover the downtown space of Toronto, it’ll allow you to get a superb sense of the downtown while additionally making your method throughout to the CN tower for sundown.

18:00: Watch the sundown from the CN Tower

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Nicely over 500-metres excessive, the CN Tower has some unimaginable views over Toronto and the lake. As soon as on the prime, be certain to expertise the world-famous Glass Flooring, SkyPod and glass-fronted elevators, too.

For my part, the CN Tower is without doubt one of the greatest spots to observe the sundown as you’ll be able to actually see the town basked in an orange glow. It actually may be very particular and completely beautiful.

Simply remember that crowds do type to get to the highest round peak instances, so plan your go to to accommodate a bit queueing. In spite of everything, nobody needs to be caught within the queue because the solar units! ☀

20:00: Dinner at Byblos

This Jap Mediterranean restaurant is considered one of my favourites in Toronto and an amazing place to gorge on baklava, too! As soon as right here, be certain to see if they’ve Turkish Manti Dumplings accessible too, you gained’t be dissatisfied.

If Mediterranean isn’t your factor, check out a few of these greatest eating places 

23:00: Catch some Zzzz’s 

Day 3

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09:00: Breakfast within the resort earlier than driving from Toronto to Niagara Falls

Pop downstairs to the restaurant throughout the Shangri-la.

11:00: Choose up a rental automobile to drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls 

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AS you’ll be primarily based within the downtown space of Toronto, be certain to e-book a rent automobile place that’s shut by. I booked a viechle with Nationwide Automobile Rental that was only a few minutes stroll from the Shangri-La Lodge.

11:30: Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls area

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After selecting up the automobile in downtown Toronto, make the 2-2.5 hour drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls. The Finest method to drive right here is through  Queen Elizabeth Method. When you have a GPS system, clearly use this but when not, obtain offline Google maps for instructions to your subsequent thrilling spot.

13:45: Hop on board a helicopter tour after driving from Toronto to Niagara Falls

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After the drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls, you’re gonna head proper over to Niagara Helicopters that’s about 10-minutes away from Horseshoe Falls by automobile. Now it’s greatest to e-book your helicopter tour on-line however you is likely to be fortunate and in a position to rock up with none reservation.

Through the 12-minute flight, you’ll fly proper over Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, see the rapids and Rainbow Bridge alongside the large whirlpool. It truly is a singular method to see Niagara Falls.

Only one be aware, helicopter excursions are climate dependent so if there’s heavy snow or extreme circumstances, anticipate your tour to be cancelled.

14:30: Drive to the Desk Rock Welcome Centre

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Proper subsequent to the sting of Horseshoe Falls is the Desk Rock Welcome Centre and the falls car parking zone. Though parking is chargeable right here, it’s the simplest place to rock up and be proper subsequent to the falls, particularly after your long-ish drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

1500: Seize a fast chunk to eat on the Welcome Centre

There’s no want for something fancy however they do have a restaurant that overlooks Horseshoe Falls and is fairly good for the views.

16:00: Stroll the promenade proper by the sting of the falls

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Take round 30-minutes, or so, to stroll across the promenade that appears proper over the sting of the falls. It truly is so surreal to be that shut. The promenade begins proper by the Welcome Centre… you’ll be able to’t miss it! 💦

16:30: Discover the Journey Behind The Falls 

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Head underground to Journey Behind the Falls that’s accessed by the Welcome Centre.

When you’ve bought your tickets, you’ll be able to head down the elevators and stroll by the historic tunnels and look at the falls from “behind” the tunnels. Afterwards, head to the platform space – the place you’ll be able to see the falls from a unique angle and see the frozen ice formations (in winter), too. It truly is a singular view.

Learn Extra: The 7 Finest Views Of Niagara Falls

18:00: Go up the Skylon Tower 

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Much like the CN Tower in Toronto, the Skylon Tower is Niagara’s model that’s acquired some fairly wonderful views of the falls.

Though you would possibly see a hefty quantity of queues from the underside, be assured that these transfer fairly quick and also you’ll be as much as the highest earlier than you understand it.

19:00: Drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake

This drive will take you about 30-minutes from the Welcome Centre in Niagara Falls. That makes your complete drive time from Toronto to Niagara Falls and the city about Three hours. 🏘

19:30: Verify into your resort at Niagara-on-the-Lake

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We stayed on the unimaginable 124 On Queen Road at Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s proper within the coronary heart of this attractive (and historic) city. Better of all, you’ve gotten your individual roaring hearth and breakfast baskets dropped at your room every morning.

20:30: Dinner at Treadwell 

Actually, subsequent door to your resort (124 on Queen Road) is Treadwell, a farm-to-table institution that prides itself on serving the best high quality native produce. I actually gorged right here… it’s so tasty!

They’ve acquired an epic wine choice, too. So ensure you have a cheeky nightcap. 🍷

Learn extra: eight of the most effective locations to eat in Niagara-on-the-Lake, right here

23:30: Catch some zzzz’s

Day 4

0900: Breakfast 

Get up along with your breakfast basket to your room and gorge in entrance of the hearth.

10:00: Take a stroll round Niagara-on-the-Lake

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After that hefty breakfast, head out into city and wander by Queen Road to get your bearings. the city itself is fairly small, so a 1-2 hour stroll round (with window purchasing, after all) is a good introduction to all the pieces you would possibly wanna do and see.

You should definitely head to the Niagara Bakery and gorge on an Ontario favorite – the butter tart! 🍰

11:30: Hop on board a horse and carriage tour

This must be among the finest methods to discover Niagara-on-the-Lake. As soon as on board the carriage (and wrapped up heat with blankets), you’ll get to trot off across the city and be taught extra about this extremely historic city.

Excursions could be wherever from 30-minute to 60-minutes.

12:30: Head for lunch on the Vineyard Resturant at Peller Property

After working up an urge for food exploring the city, drive for about 10-minutes to the Peller Wine Property that’s simply on the fringes of the city border. As soon as right here, pop into the Vineyard Restaurant that serves up among the most scrumptious delicacies and native produce to strive. Better of all, the dishes could be paired with among the Peller Property wines, too.

Simply be certain to have a chosen driver. Nobody likes a pickled driver!

14:00:  Discover the Vineyard and Winery

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be part of the 10 Beneath Lounge and property tour to style among the best wines and ice wines within the area.  The 10 Beneath Lounge is basically cool, too – fully manufactured from ice, it’s the right bar to have an ice wine tipple!

Learn extra on the most effective vineyards to go to for ice wine, right here

16:00: Time to loosen up earlier than dinner 

Chillout and take some ‘me’ time.

20:00 Dinner at Masaki Sushi

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Most positively among the finest eating places within the city, Masaki Sushi prides itself on it’s recent and distinctive Japanese delicacies. As soon as right here, be certain to strive their glowing sake and Aburi Sushi… it’s scrumptious.

Learn extra: eight of the most effective locations to eat in Niagara-on-the-Lake, right here

2300: Catch some zzzz’s 

Day 5

09:00: Breakfast 

Get pleasure from your breakfast basket in entrance of the hearth in your room at 124 Queen Road.

 10:00: Take a stroll round Niagra-on-the-Lake 

After wandering Queen Road, be certain to move in the direction of the lakefront and uncover the little harbour, views throughout to the US and the quaint little gazebo that’s really a tremendous spot for a dawn (properly, for those who stand up early sufficient).

12:00: Drive to Inniskillin Vineyard

This drive will take you round 60-minutes.

13:00: Head on an ice wine tour of Inniskillin Vineyard

Style a number of of their signature varieties, see how ice wine is made and be taught rather more in regards to the variations within the varieties. The excursions themselves final between 30-60 minutes. 🍷

14:30: Dinner within the non-public Riedel Tasting Room

We organised to have dinner within the tasting room and it was scrumptious.

15:30: Drive again to Niagra-on-the-Lake 

16:30 Rest time

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Time for an in-house therapeutic massage earlier than dinner

20:00: Dinner at Backhouse

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These guys cook dinner among the greatest meat dishes I’ve tasted! Fingers down, it’s an amazing little spot to go to for those who’re wanting one thing a bit particular.

Be sure to strive their lamb dishes, they’re so good!

Learn extra: eight of the most effective locations to eat in Niagara-on-the-Lake, right here 

23:00 Catch some zzzz’s 

Day 6

09:00: Breakfast 

Get pleasure from your last breakfast basket in entrance of the hearth in your room at 124 Queen Road.

11:00: Take a look at of the resort and drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto

The drive itself will probably take between 130-150 minutes, relying on visitors. 🚙

13:00: Return the automobile at Nationwide Automobile Rental

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We dropped it off on the similar spot we picked it up, in downtown Toronto.

13:30: Verify into Delta Toronto 

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Primarily based on Simcoe Road, Delta Toronto is a spot that has some unimaginable views over the town. It’s greatest to request a excessive room if attainable, the views are beautiful.

15:00 Head for lunch on the Distillery District 

Take a cab over to the Distillery District for a chunk to eat in one of many native joints right here. As soon as contained in the Distillery District, you’ll discover a great deal of eating places, cafes, bars and boutiques to wander round.

17:00: Discover Downtown Toronto and the Harbourfront

After gorging on the Distillery District, head for a stroll downtown and thru the harbour entrance to see Lake Ontario.

20:00: Dinner at Figures

Now, this must be considered one of my favorite eating places in Toronto. Drawing inspiration from comedian e-book heroes, Figures is completely hidden by an unassuming door earlier than you enter… however when you’re inside it’s one other world.

Cocktails are served smoking, there are TV dinners for mains and a few funky beats to swimsuit!  I swear, I may have stayed right here all evening.

Simply bear in mind to e-book a desk earlier than you rock up, it ‘s a really busy joint.

Learn extra: 11 Finest Eating places In Toronto

23:00 Catch some zzzz’s

Day 7

09:00: Breakfast at your resort 

Seize a hearty breakfast in your resort earlier than you head out for the day.

10:00: Head over to discover Casa Loma

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Head to Casa Loma in Midtown to discover considered one of Toronto’s most well-known gothic-style mansions or fort. As soon as inside, ensure you go to the Nice Corridor, the beautiful conservatory and the view to downtown from the highest of the towers.

It’s a enjoyable method to spend a number of hours.

13:00: Seize lunch at Rodney’s Oyster Home

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They’ve among the finest clam chowders in Canada, so ensure you arrive hungry.

15:00: Stroll round AGO

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Discover the Artwork Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and see among the 80,000 artworks which might be saved inside! It’s a spot that’s crammed with among the greatest and most recognised artists from internationally. 🎨

17:00: Espresso and video games at Snakes & Lattes 

It is a cool little espresso spot (with a whole lot of board video games) to go to in Toronto and completely value a bit journey. Now, there’s three Snakes & Lattes to select from within the metropolis. ☕

You possibly can see the three metropolis areas, right here.

Learn extra: 10 Locations With The Finest Espresso In Toronto

20:00: Head to China City 

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After working up an urge for food since lunch, head straight over to China City to seek out among the neighbourhoods greatest meals joints. A favorite of mine was the Dumpling Home. Sure, it was fairly casual and completely relaxed however the meals was so unimaginable! With eating places, I at all times really feel it’s substance over fashion.

Simply bear in mind to take money with you, they don’t settle for playing cards.

23:00 Depart Toronto or keep an additional evening at your resort and depart within the morning

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