21 days in Canada Itinerary

21 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
1
Toronto
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
St. John's
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
4
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Canada, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto travel route website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Toronto. In July, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Parliament Building (Hotel du Parlement). Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City holiday builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Toronto to Quebec City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

1
night
St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the striking features of Jellybean Row Houses, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. On your second day here, hike along North Head Trail and then explore the world behind art at The Rooms.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. John's trip maker app.

Getting from Quebec City to St. John's by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to St. John's is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Quebec City in July, things will get a bit cooler in St. John's: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site ©
The Rooms ©
The Rooms

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Grassi Lakes. Take a break from Banff National Park with a short trip to Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge in Golden, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, see the interesting displays at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park journey planner.

Getting from St. John's to Banff National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from St. John's to Banff National Park, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. John's in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Golden, Grassi Lakes
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Vancouver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofino.

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
English Bay ©
English Bay

3
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pacific Rim National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Amphitrite Point Lighthouse). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and trek along Rainforest Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino trip planning website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Tofino reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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