30 days in Canada Itinerary

30 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
1
Montreal, Quebec
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
St. John's
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 30 min
4
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Whistler
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
9
Niagara-on-the-Lake
— 2 nights
Drive + Train:  4 h 30 min
10
Kingston
— 4 nights
Bus:  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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, get to know the fascinating history of Old Port of Montreal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, then examine the collection at Barbie Expo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montreal trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Montreal. In July in Montreal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ©
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel
Barbie Expo ©
Barbie Expo

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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 Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee de la civilisation and La Promenade des Gouverneurs. Take a break from Quebec City with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, and admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Montreal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Quebec City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Terry Fox Memorial and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. John's online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to St. John's takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Newfoundland Standard Time (NST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: high temperatures in St. John's hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bow Valley Parkway and Takakkaw Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Emerald Lake and Tunnel Mountain Trail. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Golden (Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, trek along Plain of Six Glaciers, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Agnes.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from St. John's to Banff National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from St. John's in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Banff National Park, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Golden
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Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Medicine Lake, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

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Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Britannia Mine Museum and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Shannon Falls Provincial Park and Stawamus Chief Park will get you outdoors. When in Whistler, make a side trip to see Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in Pemberton, approximately Pemberton away. There's still lots to do: hike along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and take a memorable drive along Sea to Sky Highway.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Whistler visit app.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Whistler by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Whistler. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Whistler, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Squamish, Sea to Sky Highway, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Britannia Mine Museum
Highlights from your plan
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

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nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Victoria Butterfly Gardens and The Maritime Museum of British Columbia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Victoria, make a side trip to see Sooke Potholes Provincial Park in Sooke, approximately Sooke away. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, admire all the interesting features of Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World, and take in the exciting artwork at Old School Gallery & Gifts.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Whistler to Victoria by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Whistler in July: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sooke, Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pacific Rim National Park and Rainforest Trail. Relax by the water at Chesterman Beach and Long Beach. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Schooner Cove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tofino sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake ©
In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
Step out of the city life by going to Niagara Glen Nature Areas and Horseshoe Falls. Peller Estates Winery and Trius Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Konzelmann Estate Winery, sample the fine beverages at Wayne Gretzky Estates, and take in the exciting artwork at Niagara on the Lake Heritage District.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara-on-the-Lake trip tool.

Getting from Tofino to Niagara-on-the-Lake by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tofino in July, with highs in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Wayne Gretzky Estates ©
Wayne Gretzky Estates
Konzelmann Estate Winery ©
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Peller Estates Winery ©
Peller Estates Winery

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Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Henry National Historic Site and Upper Canada Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandbanks Provincial Park and Bellevue House National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Kingston side-trips: Wellington (Sandbanks Estate Winery & Keint-He Winery and Vineyard) and Brockville Railway Tunnel (Open April through October) (in Brockville). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, contemplate the long history of Kingston City Hall, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Martello Alley.

Planning Kingston trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Kingston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kingston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Wellington, Upper Canada Village, Brockville Railway Tunnel (Open April through October), Sandbanks Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Sandbanks Estate Winery ©
Sandbanks Estate Winery
Upper Canada Village ©
Upper Canada Village

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