35 days in Canada Itinerary

35 days in Canada Itinerary

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35 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Ottawa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Montreal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Gros Morne National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
10
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout.

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

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vancouver. October in Vancouver sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

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. On the 10th (Thu), stroll around Mount Douglas Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Central Saanich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Central Saanich takes 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Central Saanich, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Mount Douglas Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Mount Douglas Park ©
Mount Douglas Park

4
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, stroll through Maligne Canyon, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Central Saanich in October, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (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
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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.
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, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and walk around Yoho National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada and then take a stroll through ByWard Market. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rideau Canal.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa tour itinerary planner .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in October; daily highs in Ottawa reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

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

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, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, and make a trip to Place Royale.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip planning site .

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Quebec City can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

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: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halifax.

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

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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the galleries of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Halifax are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
St. Paul's Church ©
St. Paul's Church

4
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Gros Morne National Park is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gros Morne National Park, stroll through Gros Morne, explore the activities along Trout River Pond, and trek along Lookout Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gros Morne National Park trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Gros Morne National Park is slightly colder than Halifax - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, then don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then get in on the family fun at Niagara SkyWheel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Gros Morne National Park to Niagara Falls takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gros Morne National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Niagara Falls: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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: make a trip to CN Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

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

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