28 days in Canada Itinerary

28 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  11 h
1
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  12 h
5
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
7
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Frankfurt

3
nights
Montreal, Quebec

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Notre-Dame Basilica and Place Jacques-Cartier. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Zipline. Step out of Montreal with an excursion to Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) in Laval--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Christ Church Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and make a trip to La Grande Roue de Montreal.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montreal trip itinerary planning app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Montreal is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Montreal. August in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature)
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place Royale and Porte Saint-Louis. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre and Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Chutes de la Chaudiere, contemplate the long history of The Battlefields Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chutes de la Chaudiere, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre ©
Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Porte Saint-Louis ©
Porte Saint-Louis

2
nights
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 8th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, wander the streets of The Distillery District, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Parkwood National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Canadian Automotive Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Lynde Shores Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Quebec City to Toronto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Oshawa, Lynde Shores Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Lynde Shores Conservation Area ©
Lynde Shores Conservation Area

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 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, walk around Queen Victoria Park, then appreciate the history behind King George VI, and finally stroll around Dufferin Islands Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then play a few rounds at Dinosaur Adventure Golf, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation builder site.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bow Valley Parkway and Bow Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Agnes, look for gifts at Banff Candy Store, trek along Ink Pots Hiking Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Niagara Falls to Banff National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Banff National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleries. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Mount Edith Cavell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper National Park: Berg Lake Trail (in Mount Robson) and Rearguard Falls Provincial Park (in Tete Jaune Cache). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, trek along Angel Glacier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Berg Lake Trail, Rearguard Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cox Bay Beach and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at The Big Tree Trail and Wickaninnish Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Florencia Bay). There's lots more to do: stroll through Walk the Wild Side Trail, explore the activities along Clayoquot Sound, view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tofino trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jasper National Park to Tofino takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Tofino, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sooke Potholes Provincial Park and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Galloping Goose Regional Trail. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ross Bay Cemetery, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Galloping Goose Regional Trail, Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Pier ©
Victoria Pier
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park ©
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park

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