42 days in Canada Itinerary

42 days in Canada Itinerary

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42 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  25​h
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Toronto
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Montreal
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Saint John
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Mavillette
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Gros Morne National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Lahore

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.
Do your shopping at Granville Island and Granville Island Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach. There's much more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Vancouver is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Vancouver, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lahore in January, with highs in Vancouver at 8°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Rim National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Eagle Aerie Gallery, kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Pacific Trail, then look for gifts at Rubio, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mark Penney Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofino road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Tofino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National 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 8th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Mary Winspear Centre, view the masterpieces at Peninsula Gallery, explore the galleries of Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, and finally experience rural life at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Central Saanich sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Tofino to Central Saanich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Central Saanich is colder than Tofino - with highs of -3°C and lows of -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Sidney
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Mary Winspear Centre ©
Mary Winspear Centre
Peninsula Gallery ©
Peninsula Gallery

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.
Head to Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Our Native Landfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: trek along Maligne Canyon, stroll through Columbia Icefield Skywalk, head off the coast to Spirit Island, and fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to 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. January in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

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.
Head to Wilsons Mountain Sports and Canada House Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, play a few rounds at Banff Springs Golf Course, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, and cruise along Icefields Parkway.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park journey planning site .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in January, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -16°C, while days are slightly colder, around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Do your shopping at St. Lawrence Market and L'Artisan Gallery and Boutique. We've included these beaches for you: Cobourg Beach and Wahnekewening Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, & more) and The Hare Wine Co. (in Niagara-on-the-Lake). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, take a stroll through Kensington Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery, and contemplate the long history of Casa Loma.

Discover how to plan a Toronto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Banff National Park to Toronto by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Wahnekewening Beach, L'Artisan Gallery and Boutique, The Hare Wine Co., Cobourg Beach
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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, parks, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings, hike along Rideau Canal, stroll through Gatineau Park, and wander the streets of ByWard Market.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Ottawa reach -6°C and lows reach -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market
Jabulani Vineyard & Winery ©
Jabulani Vineyard & Winery

3
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.
Head to Quartier Petit Champlain and Galerie d'art Factoryfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quebec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Ottawa to Quebec City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Quebec City are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Quartier Petit Champlain ©
Quartier Petit Champlain

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.
For shopping fun, head to Jean-Talon Market or Qui Lait Cru!?! Fromagerie. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, stroll around Mount Royal Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montreal trip planner.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Montreal when traveling from Quebec City in January, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Jean-Talon Market ©
Jean-Talon Market
Rue Ste.-Catherine ©
Rue Ste.-Catherine

3
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
For shopping fun, head to Saint John City Market or Manchester Shoe Salon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint John: New River Beach Provincial Park (in New River Beach) and St. Martins (Fundy Trail Parkway & St. Martins Harbour). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Loyalist House, stroll around Irving Nature Park, explore the activities along Reversing Falls Rapids, and see the interesting displays at Saint John Police Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint John trip planner .

Fly from Montreal to Saint John in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Saint John due to the time zone difference. In January in Saint John, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

St. Martins, New River Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Saint John City Market ©
Saint John City Market

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Mavillette

Mavillette ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, view the masterpieces at Hubert and Belle's, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then stroll the grounds of Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, and finally view the masterpieces at Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery. On the next day, stroll through Sandy Cove Beach, then contemplate the long history of Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, then kick back and relax at Pembroke Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to June Deveau Galerie Studio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mavillette trip planning app .

You can drive from Saint John to Mavillette in 4 hours. Traveling from Saint John in February, things will get a bit warmer in Mavillette: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Mavillette

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarmouth, Port Maitland, Argyle Township Court House & Gaol, June Deveau Galerie Studio, Sandy Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Pleasant Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

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

Traveling by car from Mavillette to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. In February in Halifax, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Clam Harbour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

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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 parks, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cow Head Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Jenniex House, and trek along Gros Morne.

Find out how to plan Gros Morne National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Halifax in February; daily highs in Gros Morne National Park reach -3°C and lows reach -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

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