53 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

53 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 29 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Zurich, Fly to Vienna
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trius Winery and Niagara Glen Nature Areas. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3 and Toronto Harbour. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toronto online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, get outside with Picnic Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Madrid trip simple and quick.

Fly from Toronto to Madrid in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 29 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Antic Ajuntament, Roman Theatre, &more), Salou (Llevant Beach, Illuminated Fountain, &more) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo, stroll through Lloret Beach, appreciate the history behind Casa Vicens, and kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 12th (Wed), wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon journey planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Lyon to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Step out of the city life by going to Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and Mala Beach Coastal Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage de la Mariniere and Promenade du Soleil. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Menton to see Cemetery of the Old Chateau about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse), and take a stroll through Place Rossetti.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in October since evenings lows in Nice dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at 5-Seenweg and Riffelsee. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stellisee and Fly Fish Zermatt. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and take in the views from Hangebrucke.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Nice to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Vienna in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pagodenburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Favorite, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then head outdoors with Goenneranlage, and finally admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): hike along Chemin des Moulins, head outdoors with Gertelbachwasserfaelle, and then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Baden-Baden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the views from Blauwbrug, explore the activities along The Amstel, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Baden-Baden to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Toronto, Canada

— 2 nights

New York City of Canada

The Distillery District and Niagara River Recreation Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Niagara Glen Nature Areas will get you outdoors. Enjoy Toronto some more: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, stroll around High Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto day trip planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Toronto in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.