32 days in Canada Itinerary

32 days in Canada Itinerary

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32 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Halifax
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Ottawa
— 3 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 30th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, admire all the interesting features of Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, then get in on the family fun at Niagara SkyWheel, and then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip planning app .

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. November in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, wander the streets of The Distillery District, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

Start your trip to Toronto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

4
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the pleasant sights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vancouver route maker tool .

Fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
night
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the galleries of Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then see the interesting displays at BC Aviation Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Central Saanich trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Central Saanich by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in December, plan for little chillier days in Central Saanich, with highs around -1°C, while nights are colder with lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

BC Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
BC Aviation Museum ©
BC Aviation Museum

3
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Icefield Skywalk, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maligne Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Central Saanich in December; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, explore the striking landscape of Yoho National Park, and take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around -10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Takakkaw Falls
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

1
night
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 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, then brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax visit app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Halifax takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Banff National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Halifax: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

3
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal online travel route planner .

Fly from Halifax to Montreal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Montreal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in December, expect nights in Montreal to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are slightly colder, around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

4
nights
Quebec City

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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, wander the streets of Place Royale, explore the world behind art at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rideau Canal, and get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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