37 days in Canada Itinerary

37 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
2
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
3
Ottawa
— 2 nights
4
Montreal
— 3 nights
5
Quebec City
— 5 nights
6
Toronto
— 3 nights
7
Niagara-on-the-Lake
— 3 nights
8
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
9
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
10
Whistler
— 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Johnston Canyon and SkiBig3 Adventure Hub. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Canmore (Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park & The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company). The adventure continues: stroll through Tunnel Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Cabin108, play a few rounds at Banff Springs Golf Course, and explore the activities along Two Jack Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Banff National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, taxi, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Canmore
Highlights from your plan
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jasper Planetarium and Jasper Art Gallery. Let the collections at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Mountain Galleries capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, stroll through Maligne Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, thenexamine the collection at Bank of Canada Museum, thenwander the streets of ByWard Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pariosse Ste. Clement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa travel route planner.

You can fly from Jasper National Park to Ottawa in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jasper National Park to Ottawa. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Jasper National Park in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Notre-Dame Basilica and Quartier des spectacles. St. Patrick's Basilica and Place Jacques-Cartier will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, get engrossed in the history at Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, and examine the collection at Museum of Jewish Montreal.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal trip planner.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Quartier des spectacles ©
Quartier des spectacles

5
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.
Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and La Citadelle de Quebec will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Place Royale and Terrasse Dufferin for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, see the interesting displays at Erico - Creative Chocolate Shop and Chocolate Museum, wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, and browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City attractions planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montreal in January since evenings lows in Quebec City dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec ©

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Ontario Museum and Hockey Hall of Fame. Explore hidden gems such as Bata Shoe Museum and Bloor West Village. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square, admire the striking features of CN Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at Levelup Reality.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Toronto visit planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Toronto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in January: high temperatures in Toronto hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

3
nights
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake ©
In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
Chateau des Charmes and The Hare Wine Co. are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Silversmith Brewing Company and Inniskillin Wines. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Caroline Cellars Winery, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, and walk around Queens Royal Park Gazebo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara-on-the-Lake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Niagara-on-the-Lake can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Charmes ©
Chateau des Charmes
The Hare Wine Co. ©
The Hare Wine Co.
Reif Estate Winery ©
Reif Estate Winery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pacific Rim National Park and Long Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Cedar House Gallery - Huu Mees Ma As. Change things up with a short trip to Florencia Bay in Ucluelet (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, stroll around Tonquin Park, stroll through Cox Bay Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tofino road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Tofino takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Tofino. In January, Tofino is a bit warmer than Niagara-on-the-Lake - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature. Get some historical perspective at Craigdarroch Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. There's still lots to do: hike along Scenic Marine Route, don't miss a visit to Wharf Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ross Bay Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Victoria trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Victoria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

4
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.
Get outdoors at Whistler Blackcomb and The Whistler Train Wreck Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Audain Art Museum and Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, head outdoors with Vallea Lumina, shop like a local with Spicy Sports, and stroll through Whistler Valley Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whistler trip planning app.

Getting from Victoria to Whistler by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Victoria in January, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

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