22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  12​h
1
Toronto
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
drive + fly:  8​h
3
St. John's
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Montreal
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Lisbon


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Toronto

Toronto ©
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 7th (Sat): make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toronto online vacation planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Toronto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Toronto. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Toronto: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.
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Nathan Phillips Square ©
Nathan Phillips Square

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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 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls and then appreciate the history behind Brock's Monument National Historic Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online trip planner .

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Brock's Monument National Historic Site
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Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

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nights
St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Witless Bay ecological reserve and Bare Mountain Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from St. John's: Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour (in Bell Island), Salmonier Nature Park (in Holyrood) and Bay Roberts Shoreline Heritage Walk (in Bay Roberts). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centre Hill Wilderness Trail, play a few rounds at Clovelly, and explore the world behind art at The Rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. John's trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to St. John's by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in September: high temperatures in St. John's hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Conception Bay South, Bare Mountain Trail, Bay Roberts Shoreline Heritage Walk, Centre Hill Wilderness Trail, St. Paul's Anglican Church
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Trail ©
East Coast Trail
Witless Bay ecological reserve ©
Witless Bay ecological reserve

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Promenade Samuel-De Champlain and Fontaine de Tourny. Get outdoors at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Chemin Royal (Royal Road). When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Chute Jean-Larose in Beaupre, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Joan of Arc, grab your bike and head to Parcours des Anses, take in the dramatic scenery at Chaudiere Falls, and browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from St. John's to Quebec City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. John's to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. John's in September, you will find days in Quebec City are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Levis, Chemin Royal (Royal Road), Chute Jean-Larose
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Chemin Royal (Royal Road) ©
Chemin Royal (Royal Road)
Chute Jean-Larose ©
Chute Jean-Larose

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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 21st (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Laurentian Mountains. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature), and then identify plant and animal life at Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montreal day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Montreal, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Centre de la Nature Mont Saint-Hilaire, Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature)
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Laurentian Mountains ©
Laurentian Mountains
Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) ©
Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Toronto

Toronto
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cobourg Beach and Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Get in touch with nature at Warsaw Caves and Rockwood Conservation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail (in Cambridge), Lynde Shores Conservation Area (in Whitby) and Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (in Milton). See some other sides of Toronto: admire the striking features of CN Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Ontario Legislative Building, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto driving holiday site .

Getting from Montreal to Toronto by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Milton, Rockwood Conservation Area, Cobourg Beach, Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail, Warsaw Caves
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Cobourg  Beach ©
Cobourg Beach
Warsaw Caves ©
Warsaw Caves

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