18 days in Canada Itinerary

18 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada holiday planner

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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Kitchener
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport
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Halifax
— 1 night
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 1 night
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
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North Vancouver
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 1 night

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): view the masterpieces at The Avenue Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria day trip planning app.

Vancouver to Victoria is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kitchener.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Kitchener

— 1 night
Together with neighboring Cambridge and Waterloo, Kitchener forms the densely populated Tri-Cities metropolitan area boasting a varied dining scene and many historical sites.
Room Escape Games has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Schneider Haus National Historic Site, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Descendants Beer and Beverage Co Ltd., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kitchener trip builder site.

Getting from Victoria to Kitchener by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Victoria to Kitchener. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria in November: high temperatures in Kitchener hover around 7°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Kitchener

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Cambridge

— 3 nights
Cambridge is a city located in Southern Ontario at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. You've now added Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ride the Bine and Guelph Civic Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cambridge: Myrtleville House Museum (in Brantford), Mount Nemo Conservation Area (in Burlington) and Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese (in Woodstock). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Garage, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Anglican Church, Guelph, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Run Trail, and walk around Riverside Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cambridge trip simple and quick.

Cambridge is just a stone's throw from Kitchener. November in Cambridge sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Toronto

— 2 nights

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 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, then admire the striking features of CN Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, and then explore the world behind art at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cambridge to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cambridge in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Toronto, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. On the 13th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, stroll through Ski Tuonela, then visit a coastal fixture at Kidston Island Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baddeck itinerary planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Baddeck in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Toronto to Baddeck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Baddeck is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glace Bay.

Things to do in Baddeck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
Glace Bay is a community in the eastern part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Breton Miners' Museum. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Nova Scotia Route 255, get in on the family fun at Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Glace Bay Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glace Bay trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Baddeck to Glace Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Glace Bay

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Halifax

— 1 night
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halifax road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glace Bay to Halifax. In November, daytime highs in Halifax are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Historic Sites

Quebec City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, then learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, then take an in-depth tour of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), then take in the history at The Battlefields Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Quebec City is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in November: highs in Quebec City hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Montreal

— 1 night

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 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

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You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in November, you will find days in Montreal are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites

Ottawa

— 2 nights

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 19th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, then view the masterpieces at Ottawa Art Gallery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature, take in the exciting artwork at Orange Art Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market, and finally examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

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You can drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Ottawa sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to North Vancouver.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

North Vancouver

— 2 nights
Although officially a separate city, North Vancouver is actually a suburban area of Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, a shallow-sided fjord.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Capilano River Regional Park, then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and finally walk around Lynn Canyon Park. On your second day here, stroll around Burnaby Mountain Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Little Gypsy's Fine Jewelry, Gifts & Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, and finally see some colorful creatures with Sea Dragon Charters.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our North Vancouver visit planner.

Getting from Ottawa to North Vancouver by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in November, with highs in North Vancouver at 11°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in North Vancouver

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.