16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

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16 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Toronto
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Colombo

7
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Museum-lovers will get to explore HMCS Haida National Historic Site and Hockey Hall of Fame. Peterborough Lift Lock and The Distillery District will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: White Feather Country Store (in Oshawa), Peterborough (Canadian Canoe Museum & Whetung Ojibwa Art and Crafts Gallery) and Warsaw Caves (in Warsaw). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Air Force Museum of Canada, admire the striking features of CN Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and see the interesting displays at Bata Shoe Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toronto road trip planning site .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Toronto is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Toronto is minus 10 hours. In August, Toronto is slightly colder than Colombo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Peterborough, Milton, Square One Shopping Centre, Cobourg Beach, White Feather Country Store
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HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
National Air Force Museum of Canada ©
The Canadian Canoe Museum ©
The Canadian Canoe Museum

2
nights
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.
Niagara-On-The-Lake Hockey and Laura Secord Homestead are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseshoe Falls and Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Niagara River Recreation Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, steep yourself in history at Queenston Heights Park, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls itinerary planner .

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3
Highlights from your plan

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 2nd (Mon): shop like a local with Three Crow Glass Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, and then brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee des Ursulines de Quebec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, then steep yourself in history at St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis), and finally browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Quebec City sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Porte Saint-Louis ©
Porte Saint-Louis

3
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 4th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and finally learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, don't miss a visit to Place Jacques-Cartier, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Jewish Montreal, then steep yourself in history at Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Basilica.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip builder site .

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature)
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) ©

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