22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15 h
1
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
3
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  12 h
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Milan

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, admire the landmark architecture of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Quebec City day trip planning website .

Milan, Italy to Quebec City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Quebec City hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

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
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre-Dame Basilica and Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes, take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

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
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

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 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to CN Tower, and then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame and then take a stroll through Kensington Market.

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

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Toronto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Kensington Market ©
Kensington Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Samson Native Gallery and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch (in Golden) and Columbia Icefield Skywalk (in Jasper). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Temple Mountain. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Peyto Lake Trail, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Niagara Falls to Banff National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Banff National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Samson Native Gallery ©
Samson Native Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens and then walk around East Sooke Regional Park. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Victoria road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Banff National Park in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Central Saanich, East Sooke Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

4
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.
Head to Granville Island and Museum of Anthropologyfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Chilliwack to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Gastown, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and explore the activities along English Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Fishing Charters & Tours

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