12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Quebec
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 1 night
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of CN Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Toronto is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Toronto to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Vancouver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Vancouver. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for little chillier days in Vancouver, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

1
night
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. On the 14th (Mon), go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Central Saanich trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Central Saanich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in June since evenings lows in Central Saanich dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 15th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, then explore the activities along Lake Louise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bow Glacier Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bow Lake.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Central Saanich to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Central Saanich to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Banff National Park is a bit cooler than Central Saanich - with highs of 63°F and lows of 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

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Quebec City

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then get lost in a book at Morrin Centre, and finally wander the streets of Place Royale.

Before you visit Quebec City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Quebec City in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, Quebec City is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
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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.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Montreal trip maker.

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Montreal, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Parks

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.