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Windsor (Ontario) to Ottawa drive

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  Windsor (Ontario)
 Chatham City
 London (Canada)
 Brantford
 Toronto
 Prince Edward
 Kingston (Ontario)
 Old Mills Guest Home
   Ottawa 
driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Windsor (Ontario) to Ottawa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Windsor (Ontario) to Ottawa. If you're planning a road trip to Ottawa, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Windsor (Ontario) and Ottawa. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Windsor (Ontario) and Ottawa. 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 Windsor (Ontario)
drive for about 14 hours

9:47 pm  Chatham City
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 14 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Chatham City
drive for about 16 hours

11:45 pm  London (Canada)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 16 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from London (Canada)
drive for about 1 hour

12:07 pm  Brantford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:21 pm  Toronto
stay overnight at The Drake Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from The Drake Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:17 pm  Prince Edward
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

2:14 pm  Kingston (Ontario)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:39 pm  Old Mills Guest Home
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:39 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

6:26 pm  arrive in Ottawa
stay at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

day 4 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Chatham City

London (Canada)  (2 answers)

Brantford
    Magicjack - Canada Inc  (2 mentions)

Toronto  (144 answers)
    Royal Ontario Museum  (18 mentions)
    CN Tower  (16 mentions)
    Toronto Islands  (16 mentions)
    Distillery District  (15 mentions)
    Eaton Centre  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Toronto:
        St. Lawrence Market
        The Black Hoof
        Cold Tea
        Panorama Lounge
        Grand Electric
    hotels around Toronto:
        The Drake Hotel
        Thompson Toronto
        Gladstone Hotel
        Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
        Hyatt Regency Toronto
    questions about Toronto:
        Which is the best Outlet for shopping?
        Must-see during Toronto weekend trip?
        Where to catch the best views in Toronto?
        Coolest new restaurants?
        Family of five heading to Toronto. What should we do?

Prince Edward

Kingston (Ontario)  (4 answers)
    questions about Kingston (Ontario):
        what to do in Kingston, Ontario?

Old Mills Guest Home


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:
What's the best neighborhood in Ottawa for a first time visitor?  (4 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 Windsor (Ontario) 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 Windsor (Ontario) to Ottawa. Or get a full Windsor (Ontario) 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 Windsor (Ontario) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Windsor (Ontario)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 497 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 33 minutes
10 Windsor (Ontario) travel answers
2 London (Canada) travel answers
1 Brantford travel answer
144 Toronto travel answers
1 Prince Edward travel answer
4 Kingston (Ontario) travel answers
22 Ottawa travel answers





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