27 days in Canada Itinerary

27 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
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Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Halifax
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
St. John's
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
10
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Notre-Dame Basilica and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Port of Montreal and Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Barbie Expo, get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montreal road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Montreal. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ©
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and then steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Halifax using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Montreal to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Halifax is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites
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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
On the 5th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Jellybean Row Houses, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Signal Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and then admire the masterpieces at The Rooms.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St. John's route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Halifax to St. John's takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in St. John's. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site ©
The Rooms ©
The Rooms

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moraine Lake and Bow Valley Parkway. Shop till you drop at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs and Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Canmore (River Rafting & Tubing & Grassi Lakes). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plain of Six Glaciers, deepen your understanding at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, trek along Johnston Canyon, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Getting from St. John's to Banff National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from St. John's to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. John's in July, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Canmore
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Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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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.
Get outdoors at Maligne Lake and Sunwapta Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Tangle Creek Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, contemplate the waterfront views at Moab Lake, and hike along Bald Hills.

Plan trip to Jasper National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scenic Marine Route and Fishing Charters & Tours. Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Victoria with a short trip to Sooke Potholes Provincial Park in Sooke, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Inner Harbour, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Victoria driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Victoria in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sooke, Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pacific Rim National Park and Schooner Cove. Relax by the water at Chesterman Beach and Long Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). It doesn't end there: trek along Rainforest Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tofino road trip planning app.

Drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Museum of Anthropology and then stop by Granville Island. On the next day, stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver route builder website.

Fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, Vancouver is a bit warmer than Tofino - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parliament Hill and Buildings and Ancienne Prison de L'Orignal Old Jail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Canadian Museum of History and National Gallery of Canada. Go for a jaunt from Ottawa to Montebello to see Omega Park about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ottawa using our trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Ottawa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Ottawa is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Omega Park, Canadian Museum of History, Ancienne Prison de L'Orignal Old Jail
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Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and Lower Town (Basse-Ville). You'll explore and learn at Musee de la civilisation and La Citadelle de Quebec. When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately Sainte Anne de Beaupre away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, don't miss a visit to Old Port, steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, and browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip builder site.

Getting from Ottawa to Quebec City by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec ©
Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec

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