41 days in Canada Itinerary

41 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada travel planner

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Halifax
— 3 nights
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Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
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Alma
— 1 night
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Charlottetown
— 4 nights
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
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Toronto
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Train to Toronto, Fly to Lethbridge, Drive to Waterton Lakes National Park
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
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Halifax

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kattuk Expeditions as well as Rousseau Chocolatier. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clam Harbour Beach and Martinique Beach Provincial Park. Get outdoors at Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Halifax to Noel to see Burntcoat Head Park about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Halifax road trip planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Halifax is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Berlin to Halifax. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Gros Morne National Park

— 5 nights

Galapagos of Geology

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gros Morne National Park and Shallow Bay Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gros Morne, hike along Lookout Hills Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Town of Trout River, and explore the activities along Trout River Pond.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gros Morne National Park trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Gros Morne National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Alma.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Alma

— 1 night
Alma is a village in the parish of Alma, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fundy National Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Alma holiday tool.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Alma in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Alma. In August in Alma, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Alma

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Charlottetown

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Visiting Tranquility Cove Adventures and Panmure Island Provincial Park will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Greenwich Interpretation Centre and Thunder Cove Beach. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Prince Edward Island National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Brackley Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Lane Beach, and admire the striking features of Province House National Historic Site.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottetown road trip website.

Drive from Alma to Charlottetown in 3 hours. In August in Charlottetown, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Quebec City.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Quebec City

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at La Citadelle de Quebec, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, and then immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale and then take a stroll through Old Quebec.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlottetown to Quebec City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Quebec City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Toronto

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): wander the streets of The Distillery District, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Toronto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Toronto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, make a trip to Journey Behind the Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, then get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls attractions site.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 2 nights
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
On the 28th (Sun), hike along International Peace Park Hike, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wall Lake Hike, and then trek along Crypt Lake Trail. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton Lake National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Waterton Lakes National Park trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Waterton Lakes National Park by combination of train, flight, and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Waterton Lakes National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yoho National Park

— 4 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Take a break from the city and head to Takakkaw Falls and Iceline Trail. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Burgess Shale, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paget Peak, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Yoho National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yoho National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Jasper National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maligne Canyon and Wilcox Pass. There's much more to do: hike along Skyline Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, and get a dose of the wild on Jasper Riding Stables.

Plan a Jasper National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yoho National Park in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Banff National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Louise and Plain of Six Glaciers. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, trek along Sentinel Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Temple Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in September: highs in Banff National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Vancouver

— 4 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Escape the urban bustle at Granville Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. On the 14th (Wed), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in September, with highs in Vancouver at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.