30 days in Canada Itinerary

30 days in Canada Itinerary

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30 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12​h 45​min
6
Gros Morne National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, admire all the interesting features of Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, and then do a tasting at Peller Estates Winery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel route planning site .

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. June in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Peller Estates Winery
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, then wander the streets of The Distillery District, and then admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Toronto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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.
Visiting Granville Island and Wreck Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. There's lots more to do: walk around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Gastown, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Vancouver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in June: highs in Vancouver hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Columbia Icefield Skywalk and Mount Edith Cavell. There's lots more to do: trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, make a trip to Angel Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, and admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Vancouver in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

5
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 outdoors at Moraine Lake and Yoho National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, trek along Big Beehive, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and explore the activities along Lake Louise.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Banff National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

2
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Escape the urban bustle at Gros Morne National Park and Gros Morne. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach, examine the collection at The Discovery Center, stop by The Glass Station, and stroll through Lookout Trail.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gros Morne National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Gros Morne National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) is 3 hours. In June in Gros Morne National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, and finally appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax day trip planning site .

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Halifax, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
Highlights from your plan

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and then hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Montreal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Montreal. Traveling from Halifax in June, expect Montreal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Place Royale and The Battlefields Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain, steep yourself in history at Batterie Royale, and admire the striking features of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Montreal in June since evenings lows in Quebec City dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Gatineau Park, look for gifts at ByWard Market, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of Nature, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

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