45 days in Canada Itinerary

45 days in Canada Itinerary

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45 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Invercargill
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Charlottetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  12​h 45​min
9
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
10
Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
11
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Vancouver
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Invercargill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore and take pictures at White Water Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and then admire all the interesting features of Journey Behind the Falls.

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Invercargill, New Zealand to Niagara Falls is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Invercargill to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. In September in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa Loma and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Get some cultural insight at The Distillery District and Hockey Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the striking landscape at Bluffs Tours, make a trip to CN Tower, and kick back and relax at Marie Curtis Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toronto vacation builder .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

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
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.
Parliament Hill and Buildings and Notre Dame Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Canada and Canadian War Museum. There's much more to do: look for gifts at ByWard Market, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, trek along Gatineau Park, and stroll through Rideau Canal.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ottawa, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

4
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

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.
Old Quebec and The Battlefields Park will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ). Change things up with a short trip to Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, steep yourself in history at Batterie Royale, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

2
nights
Montreal, Quebec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, get engrossed in the history at Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, and then get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Montreal sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

3
nights
Charlottetown

Charlottetown ©
The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
You'll explore and learn at Orwell Corner Historic Village and Anne of Green Gables Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like East Point Lighthouse and Beaconsfield Historic House. Get out of town with these interesting Charlottetown side-trips: Panmure Island Provincial Park (in Panmure Island), The Links at Crowbush Cove (in Lakeside) and Thunder Cove Beach (in Darnley). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brackley Beach and explore the striking landscape of Prince Edward Island National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottetown trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Montreal to Charlottetown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in September: highs in Charlottetown hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panmure Island Provincial Park, Brackley Beach, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Orwell Corner Historic Village, Thunder Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Brackley Beach ©
Brackley Beach
Orwell Corner Historic Village ©
Orwell Corner Historic Village
Prince Edward Island National Park ©
Prince Edward Island National Park

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Get some historical perspective at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and St. Paul's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour), Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Peggy's Cove) and St. John's Anglican Church (in Lunenburg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

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

Traveling by flight from Charlottetown to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September in Halifax, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Clam Harbour Beach, St. John's Anglican Church
Highlights from your plan

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Discovery Center and Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc.. Get a sense of the local culture at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Newfoundland Insectarium. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Gros Morne National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Trout River Pond, stroll through Shallow Bay Beach, and hike along Lookout Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park attractions site .

Getting from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, Gros Morne National Park is slightly colder than Halifax - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Newfoundland Insectarium
Highlights from your plan
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

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.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Moraine Lake and Icefields Parkway. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yoho National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and explore the activities along Peyto Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gros Morne National Park to Banff National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Banff National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gros Morne National Park in September, with highs in Banff National Park at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

6
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.
Get outdoors at Columbia Icefield Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. There's much more to do: stroll through Mount Edith Cavell Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, hike along Wilcox Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Edith Cavell.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park tour planning app .

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then trek along West Coast Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Victoria takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect Victoria to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Saanich, West Coast Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to West Vancouver to see Lighthouse Park about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, explore the galleries of Museum of Anthropology, go for a walk through VanDusen Botanical Garden, and take a stroll through Gastown.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online day trip planner .

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Zipline, Lighthouse Park
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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