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
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  11 h
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Gros Morne National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Halifax
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Alma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
12
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
14
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Amritsar

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Sunset Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Stanley Park, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Locarno Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver holiday website .

Amritsar, India to Vancouver is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Amritsar to Vancouver. Traveling from Amritsar in September, expect Vancouver to be colder, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sooke.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at East Sooke Regional Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at French Beach Provincial Park and then kick back and relax at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sooke trip planning tool .

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, daytime highs in Sooke are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Sooke

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park ©
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Beach and Chesterman Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pacific Rim National Park and Wild Pacific Trail. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Cove, stroll through Cox Bay Beach, and hike along Rainforest Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tofino trip maker site .

Drive from Sooke to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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 Friends of Jasper National Park and Mountain Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls. There's much more to do: stroll through Columbia Ice Field, don't miss a visit to Angel Glacier, hike along Skyline Trail, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Jasper National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tofino in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jasper National Park, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

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. Escape the urban bustle at Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Louise. On the 18th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Temple Mountain. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, and trek along Parker Ridge Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online attractions planner .

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 in Banff National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Temple Mountain ©
Temple Mountain

3
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to International Peace Park Hike and Crypt Lake Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterton Lakes National Park: Crowsnest Pass (Frank Slide Interpretive Centre & Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon, explore the activities along Cameron Lake, hike along Carthew - Alderson Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Bertha Lake.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: highs in Waterton Lakes National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park

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 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, then don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Beach, explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls visit app .

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Niagara Falls by combination of car, flight, and train takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park to Niagara Falls. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time 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
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Escape the urban bustle at Cobourg Beach and Marie Curtis Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Toronto Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and take some stellar pictures from Scarborough Bluffs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto online trip builder .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Toronto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cobourg Beach
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Glass Station and Gros Morne Crafts. Get outdoors at Gros Morne National Park and Trout River Pond. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shallow Bay Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Tablelands, trek along Gros Morne, and visit a coastal fixture at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gros Morne National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Gros Morne National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Gros Morne National Park is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Gros Morne National Park at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

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

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.
Get outdoors at Clam Harbour Beach and Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. You'll get in some beach time at McCormacks Beach Provincial Park and Lawrencetown Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: SS Atlantic Heritage Park (in Terence Bay) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and explore the activities along Sullivan's Pond.

Make your Halifax itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Halifax: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alma.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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nights
Alma

Alma ©
Alma is a village in the parish of Alma, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Fundy National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Waterside Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Enrage, and then explore the striking landscape at Hopewell Rocks.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alma travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Halifax to Alma takes 4 hours. October in Alma sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Alma

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterside, Hopewell Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks ©
Hopewell Rocks
Cape Enrage ©
Cape Enrage

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, get engrossed in the history at La Citadelle de Quebec, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Quebec City trip app .

Getting from Alma to Quebec City by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Quebec City sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Notre-Dame Basilica and Biodome de Montreal. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market, and don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Montreal trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Montreal are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through ByWard Market, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then get engrossed in the history at Canadian War Museum, and finally stop by Cats R Us Cat Boutique. On your second day here, trek along Rideau Canal, then enjoy breathtaking views from Peace Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ottawa trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ottawa are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks 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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