20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9 h
3
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Toronto
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  3 h
6
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Jeddah

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.
Kids will enjoy Granville Island and Kitsilano Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Anthropology and Science World. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Bloedel Conservatory, and stroll through Wreck Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary builder app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vancouver is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In January, Vancouver is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
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.
On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and then stroll around Beacon Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Butchart Gardens, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Beehive Wool Shop, and finally admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria day trip website.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. January in Victoria sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Park Museum. Do your shopping at Canada House Art Gallery and All In The Wild Gallery. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Banff National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park is 1 hour. In January, Banff National Park is colder than Victoria - with highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Banff Springs Golf Course ©
Banff Springs Golf Course
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then admire all the interesting features of White Water Walk, and then try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Banff National Park to Niagara Falls takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Niagara Falls: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Niagara Fallsview Casino ©
Niagara Fallsview Casino

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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, get to know the resident critters at Toronto Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto online trip builder.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

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.
On the 15th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, take a stroll through Rue Ste.-Catherine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port of Montreal, then don't miss a visit to Crescent Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montreal trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Toronto to Montreal in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Montreal reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

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

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 Place Royale will appeal to history buffs. La Citadelle de Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, contemplate the long history of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation.

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You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Quebec City when traveling from Montreal in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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