22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Toronto
— 3 nights
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Vancouver

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

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: stroll around Stanley Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and take a stroll through Granville Island.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Vancouver is minus 20 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then have fun and explore at Miniature World. On your second day here, stroll around Beacon Hill Park and then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Banff National Park

— 4 nights
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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, trek along Mount Fairview, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beehive Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park vacation planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Banff National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Victoria in July since evenings lows in Banff National Park dip to 6°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Ottawa

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Bayou-Outaouais, then explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and then take a stroll through ByWard Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in July: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Montreal

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then appreciate the history behind Place d'Armes.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montreal itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Quebec City

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from Quebec City with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City day trip planning site.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom, then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, then don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Toronto

— 3 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.