25 days in Canada Itinerary

25 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Toronto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Montreal, Quebec
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
5
Banff National Park
— 4 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:  12 h 15 min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
The Distillery District and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Loma and The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, pause for some photo ops at Ireland Park, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and play a few rounds at AGT Golf Driving Range.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Toronto itinerary website.

Manchester, UK to Toronto is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Toronto, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

AGT Golf Driving Range
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel and then try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls journey planner.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Niagara Fallsview Casino ©
Niagara Fallsview Casino
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

4
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.
Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Old Port of Montreal and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, appreciate the history behind Place d'Armes, shop like a local with Rue Ste.-Catherine, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip builder site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Montreal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

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

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Parliament Hill and Buildings and Notre Dame Basilica. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Canada and Beechwood Cemetery. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of ByWard Market, brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum, browse the exhibits of Orange Art Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Waller St. Brewing.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Carbide Willson Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

4
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 Cave and Basin National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, browse the exhibits of Samson Native Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive.

Plan a Banff National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, Banff National Park is a bit cooler than Ottawa - with highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, then stroll around Beacon Hill Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vancouver Island Brewing. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria online travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Victoria, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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.
Yaletown and Lighthouse Park will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Granville Island and Engine 374 Pavilion. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Britannia Beach to see Britannia Mine Museum about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Stanley Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Brassneck Brewery, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Britannia Mine Museum, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Lighthouse Park
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Yaletown ©
Yaletown

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