Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

Toronto for Culture Vultures 3-Day Itinerary

A long weekend in Toronto will give you time to enjoy the city’s museums, galleries, and theaters. In three days, this packed itinerary takes you to the most popular locations and interesting sights for the culturally-inclined.

Ontario is home to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and one of its biggest cities, Toronto.

Visiting Ontario: When to Go and How to Get There

Ontario has distinct seasons, with pros and cons to visiting in each. It’s best to schedule your visit around events or activities you’d prefer to experience, such as summer’s theatre season or winter’s cold-weather sports. Ontario is home to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and one of its biggest cities, Toronto, so there are a few options for getting to and around the province.

A lone pine at the top of a hill in Ontario's Algonquin provincial park.

The Best of Ontario 7-Day Itinerary

This itinerary takes you through southern Ontario’s highlights, from Toronto to Niagara Falls, the Muskoka Lakes, Algonquin Provincial Park, and Ottawa, the nation’s capital. It’s easiest to do if you have a car, or pick up a rental car when you leave Toronto (you won’t need it in the city).

At the edge of the island shore a rock formation that narrows at the bottom resembles a flowerpot.

Where to Go in Ontario

From urban centers with hip nightspots and eclectic shops to historic sites and modern museums to relaxing getaways with outdoor adventures, Ontario is a destination that appeals to a wide range of interests and an even wider range of ages and lifestyles. While most to see and do is located in southern Ontario, outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t overlook the north.

A pair of adirondack chairs on the shore of Lake of Two Rivers in Ontario.

Discover Ontario

Buzzing urban centers with hip nightspots and eclectic shops. Creative chefs, international eateries, and plenty of local food. Historic sites and modern museums. A relaxing getaway with outdoor adventures and activities for the kids. And all at a good value, too? That’s Ontario.

Moon Ontario

Professional travel writer Carolyn B. Heller shares the best ways to experience all that Ontario has to offer, from scuba diving shipwrecks in the Great Lakes to dining on contemporary fare at Toronto’s hottest restaurants. Heller leads readers to the highlights of this fascinating region with trip ideas such as Food and Wine Touring, Active […]

Moon Spotlight Georgian Bay & Cottage Country

Moon Spotlight Georgian Bay & Cottage Country is a 112-page compact guide covering the best of south-central Ontario. Professional travel writer Carolyn B. Heller offers her firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on […]