31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Curitiba
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
5
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Curitiba

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Ironworks Distillery. Change things up with a short trip to St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halifax trip itinerary site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Halifax is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Curitiba in July, expect Halifax to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lunenburg
Highlights from your plan
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Ironworks Distillery ©
Ironworks Distillery

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.
You'll explore and learn at La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee de la civilisation. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and Upper Town (Haute-Ville). Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, wander the streets of Place Royale, stop by Lower Town (Basse-Ville), and immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Quebec City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Halifax in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Quebec City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Old Port of Montreal, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and then examine the collection at Barbie Expo.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montreal trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in July, expect nights in Montreal to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Barbie Expo ©
Barbie Expo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parliament Hill and Buildings and ByWard Market. Step out of the city life by going to Omega Park and Gatineau Park. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Canadian Museum of Nature, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of History, and see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa tour planning website.

You can take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gatineau, Omega Park
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Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History

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.
Get in touch with nature at Moraine Lake and Vermilion Lakes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Johnston Canyon and Natural Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canmore). There's still lots to do: hike along Tunnel Mountain Trail, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beehive Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ottawa to Banff National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in July, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maligne Lake and Sunwapta Falls. Get outdoors at Athabasca Falls and Columbia Ice Field. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park day trip planning app.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bald Hills ©
Bald Hills
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

3
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.
Let the collections at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Royal BC Museum capture your imagination. The Maritime Museum of British Columbia and Craigdarroch Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours & Sooke Potholes Provincial Park). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Victoria takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in July: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Sooke
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Visiting Pacific Rim National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Chesterman Beach and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Step out of Tofino with an excursion to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rainforest Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Cove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino road trip website.

Drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll through Kitsilano Beach, then wander the streets of Granville Island, and then explore the activities along English Bay. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape of Shannon Falls Provincial Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tofino in July, with highs in Vancouver at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park

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