22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Gros Morne National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  12​h 45​min
8
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: San Diego

1
night
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 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 10th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, then step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower. On your second day here, wander the streets of Kensington Market, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Toronto trip planner .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Toronto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, and finally take a stroll through ByWard Market. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, and then hike along Rideau Canal.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ottawa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, and then examine the collection at La Citadelle de Quebec. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale.

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Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Old Montreal, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Rene Gagnon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal online visit planner .

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally kick back and relax at Queensland Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halifax trip builder .

Fly from Montreal to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Montreal to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in June: high temperatures in Halifax hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Queensland Beach, Grand Pre National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by The Glass Station, then kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gros Morne National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lookout Trail, take in the awesome beauty at The Tablelands, examine the collection at The Discovery Center, then explore the activities along Berry Hill Pond Trail, and finally trek along Gros Morne.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gros Morne National Park itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Halifax in June since evenings lows in Gros Morne National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. Get outdoors at Moraine Lake and Plain of Six Glaciers. There's lots more to do: walk around Yoho National Park, stroll through Peyto Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gros Morne National Park to Banff National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Banff National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in June, Banff National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, then stroll through Beauty Creek Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls. On the next day, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, explore the striking landscape at Mount Edith Cavell, then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and finally trek along Skyline Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in June: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sun), wander the streets of Gastown, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Granville Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks, kick back and relax at Wreck Beach, and then walk around Stanley Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Vancouver vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

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