21 days in Canada Itinerary

21 days in Canada Itinerary

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21 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Montreal
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Ottawa
— 1 night
End: Ottawa

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, explore the striking landscape of Yoho National Park, trek along Lake Agnes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plain of Six Glaciers.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park online trip maker .

Ottawa to Banff National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park. Traveling from Ottawa in August, expect Banff National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

3
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, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Edith Cavell, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and stroll through Skyline Trail.

Plan my day in Jasper National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

1
day
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and then admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Central Saanich road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Central Saanich takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Central Saanich, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Granville Island, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and stroll around Stanley Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip maker .

Traveling by car from Central Saanich to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Central Saanich in September since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, explore the striking landscape at Bluffs Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and get to know the resident critters at Toronto Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Toronto online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Toronto are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

3
nights
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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, wildlife, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, get your game on at Zombie Attack, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

2
nights
Quebec City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): browse the collection at Morrin Centre, walk around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then make a trip to Place Royale. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then wander the streets of Old Quebec.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

1
night
Montreal

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 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal day trip planner.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Montreal are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then stroll through Rideau Canal.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ottawa trip website .

Traveling by train from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Ottawa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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