17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada vacation planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Gatineau
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Gatineau
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saguenay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Toronto
— 1 night

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Gatineau

— 1 night
Facing off across the Ottawa River with the nation's capital, Gatineau represents a slice of French Canadian influence in the National Capital Region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bayou-Outaouais.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gatineau online trip itinerary builder.

Toronto to Gatineau is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Gatineau

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Montreal

— 2 nights

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 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica and then make a trip to Old Montreal. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, then pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montreal trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Gatineau to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Saguenay.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Saguenay

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saguenay: Village historique de Val-Jalbert (in Chambord), Sentier de la Pointe-de-l'Islet Trail (in Tadoussac) and Croisieres Essipit (in Grandes-Bergeronnes). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Saguenay Fjord National Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saguenay day trip site.

Fly from Montreal to Saguenay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Saguenay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Saguenay

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Quebec City

— 7 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Beaupre to see Canyon Sainte-Anne about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin, admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and visit Place Royale.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Quebec City trip planner.

Drive from Saguenay to Quebec City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saguenay in July, expect Quebec City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Toronto

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, then head off the coast to Toronto Island Park, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and then step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toronto road trip app.

Fly from Quebec City to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.