27 days in Canada Itinerary

27 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Paris
+4
Train + Subway + Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
St. John's
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h
8
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
9
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Paris

2
nights
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along Harbourside Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Commissariat House, pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, then explore the galleries of Heritage Shop Duckworth Street, and finally admire the natural beauty at MUN Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. John's attractions planner.

Paris, France to St. John's is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train, subway, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to St. John's is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in St. John's hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in St. John's

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Witless Bay, Bay Bulls (Bull Head)
Highlights from your plan
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site ©
The Rooms ©
The Rooms
Witless Bay ecological reserve ©
Witless Bay ecological reserve

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lunenburg Historic District and Ironworks Distillery. Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Planters Ridge (in Port Williams), Lunenburg (Purcell Family Art Gallery, St. John's Anglican Church, &more) and Grand Pre (Domaine de Grand Pre, Tangled Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Centre, learn about winemaking at Sainte-Famille Wines Limited, and appreciate the history behind The Emigrant Statue.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. John's to Halifax takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from St. John's to Halifax. Traveling from St. John's in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Halifax. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Grand Pre, Planters Ridge, Sainte-Famille Wines Limited
Highlights from your plan
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Lunenburg Historic District ©
Lunenburg Historic District
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

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 some historical perspective at Place Royale and Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines and Le Monastere des Augustines. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Porte Saint-Louis, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, take in the exciting artwork at Three Crow Glass Studio, and explore the historical opulence of Lieu Historique National des Forts-et-Chateaux-Saint-Louis.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Halifax to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Halifax to Quebec City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chemin Royal (Royal Road)
Highlights from your plan
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Porte Saint-Louis ©
Porte Saint-Louis
Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines ©
Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Place Jacques-Cartier, and finally wander the streets of Quartier des spectacles. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Jewish Montreal, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Basilica, then examine the collection at Grevin Montreal, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montreal trip planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Quebec City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Montreal, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Place Jacques-Cartier ©
Place Jacques-Cartier

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 cultural insight at Rideau Hall and Musée canadien des enfants. Explore hidden gems such as Notre Dame Basilica and Bytown Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, take in the exciting artwork at Orange Art Gallery, wander the streets of ByWard Market, and steep yourself in history at Laurier House National Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ottawa travel planner.

Traveling by train from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Ottawa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Camp Fortune, Musée canadien des enfants
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Musée canadien des enfants ©
Musée canadien des enfants

3
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.
Get outdoors at Witty's Lagoon Regional Park and French Beach Provincial Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Victoria Pier and The Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Step out of Victoria to go to Sooke and see Whiffin Spit, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, admire the masterpieces at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, and stroll the grounds of Pioneer Square Old Burying Ground.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Victoria attractions planning site.

Getting from Ottawa to Victoria by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in July; daily highs in Victoria reach 22°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Metchosin, Sooke
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Pier ©
Victoria Pier
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature ©
Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pacific Rim National Park and The Big Tree Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum and Roy Henry Vickers Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). The adventure continues: stroll through Cox Bay Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, look for gifts at Rubio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wickaninnish Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tofino journey planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Tangle Creek Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Bald Hills and Cavell Meadows Trail. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, trek along Beauty Creek Trail, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, and explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tofino to Jasper National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tofino to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tofino in July, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be slightly colder, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Cavell Meadows Trail ©
Cavell Meadows Trail

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, trek along Lake Agnes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park online travel planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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