20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
1
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Calgary
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Drumheller
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Lethbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Coaldale
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
8
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
9
Wainwright
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Torrington
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
11
Bowden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
12
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Toronto

1
night
Sydney, Cape Breton Island

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and then enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online sightseeing planner.

Toronto to Sydney is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sydney when traveling from Toronto in October, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Sydney

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Baddeck, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse ©
Kidston Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Halifax

Halifax ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, then contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and then stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Halifax travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sydney to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada ©
Fairview Lawn Cemetery ©
Fairview Lawn Cemetery

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 12th (Thu), head off the coast to Prince's Island Park, then stroll around Fort Calgary, and then explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Calgary takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in October, expect Calgary to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

2
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Rowley--Ghost Town, then explore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at East Coulee School Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Hoodoos, and then take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Drumheller trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Calgary to Drumheller in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lethbridge.

Things to do in Drumheller

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rowley--Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Hoodoos ©
Hoodoos
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum

1
night
Lethbridge

Lethbridge ©
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Henderson Lake Park and then admire all the interesting features of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lethbridge day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Drumheller to Lethbridge in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Coaldale.

Things to do in Lethbridge

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden ©
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
Henderson Lake Park ©
Henderson Lake Park

1
night
Coaldale

Coaldale
Coaldale is a town in southern Alberta, Canada, located 11km east of Lethbridge, along the Crowsnest Highway. To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coaldale trip app.

Coaldale is very close to Lethbridge. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Coaldale

Museums Outdoors Parks

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Takakkaw Falls and Herbert Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Moraine Lake and Icefields Parkway. Take a break from Banff National Park with a short trip to Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Coaldale to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. In October in Banff National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Herbert Lake ©
Herbert Lake

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Edith Cavell, then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and then explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online travel planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 12°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Wainwright.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

1
night
Wainwright

Wainwright
Wainwright is a town on the prairies of east-central Alberta, Canada.It is located on the north side of the Canadian National Railway, with CFB Wainwright (Denwood) located on the southwest side. For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wainwright trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Wainwright in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Wainwright sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Torrington.

Things to do in Wainwright

Golf Outdoors Museums

few
hours
Torrington

Torrington ©
Torrington is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Kneehill County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at World Famous Gopher Hole Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Torrington trip builder website.

Drive from Wainwright to Torrington in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bowden.

Things to do in Torrington

Museums
Highlights from your plan
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum ©
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum

2
nights
Bowden

Bowden ©
Bowden is a town in central Alberta, Canada. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Innisfail Historical Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bowden day trip planning tool.

Bowden is just a stone's throw from Torrington. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quebec City.

Things to do in Bowden

Museums

Side Trip

Innisfail Historical Village
Highlights from your plan
Innisfail Historical Village ©
Innisfail Historical Village

3
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.
Old Quebec and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site and Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec. Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port, contemplate the long history of Plains of Abraham, take a stroll through Lower Town (Basse-Ville), and visit Place Royale.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bowden to Quebec City. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowden to Quebec City is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bowden in October; daily highs in Quebec City reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site ©
Old Port ©
Old Port

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