12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly
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Toronto
— 2 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Montreal
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Montreal
— 1 night
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Victoria
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Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Bus to Douglas at Humboldt, Fly to Whistler
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Whistler
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly

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Toronto

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, and see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Toronto online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Toronto is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Toronto to be colder, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

1
night
Montreal

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montreal trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Montreal takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Montreal to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites

3
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Banff National Park

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Montreal to Banff National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Montreal to Banff National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get slightly colder in Banff National Park: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

1
night
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then stroll around Mount Douglas Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Central Saanich day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Central Saanich takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Central Saanich is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in December: high temperatures in Central Saanich hover around -1°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Whistler driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Central Saanich to Whistler in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Central Saanich in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Whistler, with lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

2
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Vancouver

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and then take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Gastown, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Bloedel Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver holiday planning app.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in December, things will get a bit warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.