31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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31 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Whistler
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
9
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
11
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and English Bay. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stanley Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, take a stroll through Granville Island, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vancouver holiday builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Vancouver. In May, daytime highs in Vancouver are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Food Tours

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Sea to Sky Highway. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whistler Blackcomb, experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre, get engrossed in the history at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whistler visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Sea to Sky Highway
Highlights from your plan
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Sea to Sky Highway ©
Sea to Sky Highway
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Government House. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, go for a stroll along the water at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden, and examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Whistler in May, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maligne Lake and Horseshoe Lake. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and get outside with Lac Beauvert.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Jasper National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Victoria to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Victoria in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Johnston Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Grassi Lakes (in Canmore), Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park) and Kicking Horse River (in Field). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and trek along Little Beehive Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in May, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Grassi Lakes, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
River Rafting & Tubing
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Omega Park and Canadian Museum of Nature. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, take a stroll through ByWard Market, and see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of History.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in May; daily highs in Ottawa reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatineau, Omega Park
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Old Port of Montreal. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, make a trip to Old Montreal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

Plan trip to Montreal with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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 off the beaten path and head to Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec. Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation.

To plan Quebec City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for little chillier days in Quebec City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

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
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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.
On the 25th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then do a tasting at Peller Estates Winery, and finally do a tasting at Caroline Cellars Winery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls road trip planning app.

Getting from Quebec City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in May: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Bird Kingdom ©
Bird Kingdom

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 27th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and finally get your game on at Levelup Reality. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, explore the striking landscape at Bluffs Tours, then browse the exhibits of Casa Loma, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Toronto itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): trek along Rainforest Trail, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then hike along Wild Pacific Trail, and finally enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Schooner Cove.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tofino online visit planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Tofino in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for little chillier days in Tofino, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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