31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  14 h 45 min
5
Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Toronto
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
8
Kingston
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
11
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
12
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  31 h
End: Adelaide


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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Owl Orphaned Wildlife, then contemplate the long history of Fort Langley National Historic Site, and finally take a stroll through Gastown. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Britannia Mine Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, and then take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 22- hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -17.5 hour difference. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Britannia Mine Museum, Lighthouse Park, Owl Orphaned Wildlife, Fort Langley National Historic Site
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Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site ©

2
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.
On the 10th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then trek along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Queen of Peace Monastery, then play a few rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in September since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Queen of Peace Monastery
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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail
Audain Art Museum ©
Audain Art Museum
Queen of Peace Monastery ©
Queen of Peace Monastery

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.
On the 13th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Angel Glacier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, and then trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail.

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You can drive from Whistler to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Whistler in September, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Angel Glacier ©
Angel Glacier

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Peyto Lake and then stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park attractions site.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

3
nights
Victoria

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature. Explore hidden gems such as Christ Church Cathedral and Hatley Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours & East Sooke Regional Park) and B.C. Forest Discovery Centre (in Duncan). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, walk around Clover Point Park, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria journey planning website.

Getting from Banff National Park to Victoria by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect Victoria to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sooke, Colwood, B.C. Forest Discovery Centre, The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): walk around Morton Park and then pause for some photo ops at A-maze-ing Laughter.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver itinerary planner.

Drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Morton Park ©
Morton Park
A-maze-ing Laughter ©
A-maze-ing Laughter

3
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 23rd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square, and then brush up on your military savvy at HMCS Haida National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take a stroll through Toronto Harbour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Toronto in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect nights in Toronto to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

HMCS Haida National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Cataraqui Cemetery, examine the collection at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, explore the galleries of Fort Henry National Historic Site, then explore the world behind art at KINGSTON GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY INC., and finally see the interesting displays at Engine 1095.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kingston day trip planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Kingston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kingston are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canada's Penitentiary Museum ©
Canada's Penitentiary Museum
Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Engine 1095 ©
Engine 1095

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Laurier House National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'Auberge Symmes / Symmes Inn Museum, and finally wander the streets of ByWard Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Canadian War Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Rideau Hall, and then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip planner.

You can drive from Kingston to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Musee de l'Auberge Symmes / Symmes Inn Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Hall ©
Rideau Hall
Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum

2
nights
Montreal

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 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then witness the site of a historic battle at Place Jacques-Cartier, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Grevin Montreal, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montreal trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Place Jacques-Cartier ©
Place Jacques-Cartier

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple). Step off the beaten path and head to Jericho Beach and Burnaby Village Museum. Take a break from Vancouver with a short trip to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, about 38 minutes away. Enjoy Vancouver some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spanish Banks, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

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

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Vancouver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Burnaby Village Museum, International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Burnaby Village Museum ©
Burnaby Village Museum
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hare Wine Co. and Trius Winery. Get some cultural insight at Caroline Cellars Winery and Kacaba Vineyards Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Beamsville (Vieni Estates & Thirty Bench Wine Makers). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at The Ice House Winery, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, get great views at Thompson Point, and play a few rounds at Dinosaur Adventure Golf.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vancouver to Niagara Falls in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Niagara Falls is 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect nights in Niagara Falls to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Beamsville, Vineland
Highlights from your plan
The Hare Wine Co. ©
The Hare Wine Co.
Caroline Cellars Winery ©
Caroline Cellars Winery
The Ice House Winery ©
The Ice House Winery

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