23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

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23 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  21​h
1
Toronto
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
4
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Ottawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Montreal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
St. John's
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Gros Morne National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Lagos


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1
day
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto route planning website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Toronto is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lagos to Toronto. In January, Toronto is colder than Lagos - with highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
St Michael's Cathedral Basilica ©
St Michael's Cathedral Basilica

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): walk around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium.

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

You can fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Vancouver. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Vancouver at 8°C and lows at 3°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in January, things will get colder in Banff National Park: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

2
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, then don't miss a visit to Whistler Sliding Centre, and then admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Whistler trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Whistler in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Whistler is somewhat warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre
Off-Road Tours

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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, see the interesting displays at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, view the masterpieces at Our Native Land, and explore the galleries of Jasper Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Whistler to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Whistler in January, expect Jasper National Park to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum ©
The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum
Whistlers Peak ©
Whistlers Peak
Friends of Jasper National Park ©
Friends of Jasper National Park

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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of Nature, and pause for some photo ops at Oscar Peterson Statue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Ottawa takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in January, you will find days in Ottawa are slightly colder (-6°C), and nights are about the same (-16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

4
nights
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, stroll around Mount Royal Park, and browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Montreal attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

1
night
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, trek along East Coast Trail, then trek along North Head Trail, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Signal Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Johnson GEO CENTRE, admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, and then wander the streets of George Street.

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

Fly from Montreal to St. John's in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to St. John's is 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in January, expect St. John's to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Head Trail ©
North Head Trail
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill
East Coast Trail ©
East Coast Trail

3
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 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gros Morne National Park. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cow Head Lighthouse, then look for gifts at The Glass Station, and then explore the striking landscape at The Tablelands.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. John's in January: highs in Gros Morne National Park hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -11°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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
Galliott Studios ©
Galliott Studios

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