13 days in Canada Itinerary

13 days in Canada Itinerary

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13 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  17 h
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h
3
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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.
You've now added The Comedy Mix to your itinerary. Granville Island and Gastown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at English Bay Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, take in the exciting artwork at Stewart Stephenson Fine Art, and explore the galleries of Granville Island Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver tour itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Vancouver is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Istanbul to Vancouver, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Istanbul in March, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunshine Village and then take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 1°C, while nights are colder with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Voutes de Napoleon. On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Les Voutes de Napoleon. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Quebec City takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -4°C in Quebec City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Comedy Bar as well as The National Ballet of Canada. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Distillery District and Casa Loma. Get some cultural insight at Royal Ontario Museum and De Simone Vineyards. Explore Toronto's surroundings by going to Niagara Falls (Butterfly Conservatory & Journey Behind the Falls). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kew-Balmy Beach and stroll around Toronto Island Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary site.

Getting from Quebec City to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Toronto are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, De Simone Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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