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Thunder Bay to Ottawa drive

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Thunder Bay to Ottawa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Thunder Bay to Ottawa. If you're planning a road trip to Ottawa, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

8:00 am  start in Thunder Bay
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:23 am  Nipigon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:23 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:39 pm  Longlac
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:39 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:05 pm  Hearst
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

9:37 pm  Kirkland Lake
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Kirkland Lake
drive for about 3 hours

12:55 pm  North Bay
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:02 pm  Burnstown
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:02 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

6:53 pm  arrive in Ottawa
stay at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?




Kirkland Lake

North Bay


Where's the best place to stay in Ottawa?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Ottawa.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Ottawa? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Ottawa?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Rideau Canal  (6 mentions)
Gatineau Park  (5 mentions)
Parliament Hill  (4 mentions)
Parliament Buildings  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Ottawa. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tatum from New Jersey asked:
Sports and nature in Ottawa  (8 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Ottawa?  (7 answers)

profile  Polly from Washington, DC asked:
What to do in Ottawa on a five hour layover?  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Ottawa.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Ottawa to Thunder Bay drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Thunder Bay to Ottawa. Or get a full Thunder Bay to Ottawa flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Thunder Bay well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Thunder Bay!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 905 miles
driving time of 15 hours, 39 minutes
Ottawa is the same time as Thunder Bay
9 Thunder Bay travel answers
1 Hearst travel answer
1 Burnstown travel answer
22 Ottawa travel answers


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