46 days in Canada Itinerary

46 days in Canada Itinerary

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46 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Sooke, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h
6
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Gros Morne National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
8
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Toronto
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
12
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Amritsar

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kitsilano Beach and Wreck Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Granville Island and Granville Island Public Market. The adventure continues: stroll through Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver itinerary tool .

Amritsar, India to Vancouver is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in September, things will get much colder in Vancouver: highs are around 22°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sooke.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

2
nights
Sooke, Vancouver Island

Sooke ©
Sooke is a district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to The Butchart Gardens and then kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sooke tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Sooke takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Sooke

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park ©
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park

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.
Get outdoors at Pacific Rim National Park and Long Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Cove.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sooke to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop and Mountain Galleries. Get in touch with nature at Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, and make a trip to Angel Glacier.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Jasper National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tofino to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tofino in September since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moraine Lake and Icefields Parkway. Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Temple Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, look for gifts at Wilsons Mountain Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount St. Piran, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park vacation planning tool .

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clam Harbour Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and St. Paul's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown) and Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and explore the activities along Sullivan's Pond.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax attractions planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Halifax in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Halifax is 3 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect Halifax to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Lawrencetown Beach, Sullivan's Pond, Clam Harbour Beach, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

3
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.
Get outdoors at Gros Morne National Park and Lookout Trail. Head to The Glass Station and Gros Morne Craftsfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach, stroll through Gros Morne, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Tablelands.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gros Morne National Park trip planner .

Getting from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax in September, things will get a bit cooler in Gros Morne National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

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

1
night
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 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Water Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Gros Morne National Park to Niagara Falls in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gros Morne National Park in September: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Crystal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma. Do your shopping at St. Lawrence Market and Soma Chocolate Maker. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Gibraltar Point Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Toronto Beach, and examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, and contemplate the long history of Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City road trip tool .

You can fly from Toronto to Quebec City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Quebec City sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Notre-Dame Basilica and Biodome de Montreal. Go for a jaunt from Montreal to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to see Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jean-Talon Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Montreal vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

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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.
Head to ByWard Market and Cats R Us Cat Boutiquefor plenty of shopping. Parliament Hill and Buildings and Canadian Museum of Nature are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: trek along Rideau Canal, learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

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

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