19 days in Canada Itinerary

19 days in Canada Itinerary

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19 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Whistler
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 45 min
7
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
8
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: London

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 21st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Quebec City is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Quebec City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit cooler in Quebec City: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal itinerary builder website.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Montreal are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

2
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
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 25th (Wed): trek along Rideau Canal, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then wander the streets of ByWard Market. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ottawa journey planner.

Traveling by train from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Distillery District, then make a trip to CN Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in March: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Granville Island and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver online holiday planner.

Fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get a bit warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 12°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

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

1
night
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb, catch some excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whistler online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Whistler is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont ©
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont

2
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, look for gifts at Friends of Jasper National Park, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, and admire all the interesting features of Highway 93A.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Whistler in April, Jasper National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Whistlers Peak ©
Whistlers Peak
Friends of Jasper National Park ©
Friends of Jasper National Park

3
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.
Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, hike along Little Beehive Trail, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

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