12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vancouver
— 1 night
2
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
3
Quebec City
— 1 night
4
Montreal
— 2 nights
5
Toronto
— 2 nights

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
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 25th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vancouver day trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vancouver is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Vancouver, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get much colder in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Lighthouse Park
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Gastown ©
Gastown
Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park

2
nights
Banff National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Appreciate the collections at All In The Wild Gallery and Willock & Sax Gallery. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Banff National Park reach -10°C and lows reach -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
Quebec City

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 30th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec and then wander the streets of Old Quebec. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip builder app.

Getting from Banff National Park to Quebec City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Quebec City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

2
nights
Montreal

Montreal ©
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 1st (Tue), make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, see the interesting displays at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and then browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip planner.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Montreal are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of CN Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and then see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Montreal to Toronto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Toronto is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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