30 days in Canada Itinerary

30 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
3
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 45 min
5
Halifax
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Toronto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
End: Chicago

3
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Vancouver. Traveling from Chicago in November, Vancouver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Lookout ©
Vancouver Lookout

1
night
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Central Saanich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Central Saanich takes 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in Central Saanich hover around 42°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Outdoors Tours

3
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Friends of Jasper National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake, take a memorable drive along Highway 93A, and take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park. In November, Jasper National Park is slightly colder than Central Saanich - with highs of 34°F and lows of 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Friends of Jasper National Park ©
Friends of Jasper National Park
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, trek along Bow Glacier Falls, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park tour itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 27°F to lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Samson Native Gallery ©
Samson Native Gallery

1
night
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 14th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halifax day trip website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Halifax in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in November; daily highs in Halifax reach 42°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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.
Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, pause for some photo ops at Do Re Mi Fa Sol la Si Do Quebec, contemplate the long history of The Battlefields Park, and brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Halifax in November, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
The Battlefields Park ©
The Battlefields Park
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

3
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, pause for some photo ops at Place d'Armes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreal, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in November, you will find days in Montreal are slightly colder (42°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Mount Royal Park ©
Mount Royal Park

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.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of Nature, browse the exhibits of Canadian War Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hockey Hall of Fame. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to CN Tower, get curious at Ontario Science Centre, and step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto trip site.

You can fly from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Toronto when traveling from Ottawa in November, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hornblower Niagara Cruises. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, don't miss a visit to Horseshoe Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, and take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls journey planning website.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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

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