15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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15 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Toronto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Ottawa
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
6
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
night
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 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toronto sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Toronto is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

2
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Quebec City are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

2
nights
Montreal, Quebec

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 19th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then walk around Mount Royal Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Montreal sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

1
night
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of ByWard Market and then steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip planner.

You can take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Montreal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ottawa, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

3
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and trek along Sentinel Pass.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Banff National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in September, expect Banff National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On the 25th (Fri), go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in September, with highs in Victoria at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Granville Island and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

Drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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