17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Quebec
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Victoria
6
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly
7
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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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.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, and finally get advice or help at Morrin Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Quebec City road trip website.

Brussels, Belgium to Quebec City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Quebec City are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Montreal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then walk around Mount Royal Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montreal day trip app.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in May: highs in Montreal hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

2
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Ottawa

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and then make a trip to Hartwells Locks. Keep things going the next day: visit ByWard Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa vacation builder site.

Drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Ottawa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

3
nights
Toronto

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: Niagara Falls (Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, visit The Distillery District, and browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toronto travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Toronto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
nights
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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, trek along Johnston Canyon, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Banff National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Island View Beach Regional Park Campground.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Central Saanich attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Central Saanich takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Central Saanich: highs are around 19°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

3
nights
Vancouver

Hollywood North

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Central Saanich to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Central Saanich in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Vancouver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.