16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

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16 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  15​h
1
Montreal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
4
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Cairo

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 25th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Montreal is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Montreal hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. On the next day, make a trip to Place Royale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, and then admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quebec City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls & Journey Behind the Falls). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to CN Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Old City Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Quebec City to Toronto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, get a taste of the local shopping with Samson Native Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Banff National Park reach -7°C and lows reach -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise ©
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 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum and then admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Victoria day trip site .

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, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, things will get much warmer in Victoria: highs are around 8°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

3
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium.

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Drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

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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