56 days in Canada & Greenland Itinerary

56 days in Canada & Greenland Itinerary

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56 days in Canada & Greenland Itinerary

Start: Quesnel, Canada
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Abbotsford, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sidney, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Victoria, Canada
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  10​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Saint John, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Moncton, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Toronto, Canada
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
9
Nuuk, Greenland
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
10
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 11 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
11
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Kelowna, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Kamloops, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Quesnel, Canada

3
nights
Abbotsford, Canada

Abbotsford ©
Abbotsford is a city located in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, adjacent to Greater Vancouver. You've now added Highstreet to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Abbotsford: Hope (Hope Friendship Garden & Othello Tunnels). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Clayburn Village Museum, look for gifts at Birchwood Dairy Farm, find something for the whole family at Castle Fun Park, and walk around Fishtrap Creek Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Abbotsford online trip itinerary planner .

Quesnel to Abbotsford is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Abbotsford when traveling from Quesnel in May, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Abbotsford

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hope
Highlights from your plan
Birchwood Dairy Farm ©
Birchwood Dairy Farm
Othello Tunnels ©
Othello Tunnels
Mill Lake ©
Mill Lake

3
nights
Sidney, Canada

Sidney ©
Sitting on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, the port town of Sidney serves as an important stop on several ferry and cruise-liner routes.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sidney side-trips: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre (in Duncan) and Japanese Garden (in Mayne Island). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at BC Aviation Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Sidney Pier, take in the views from Kinsol Trestle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sidney trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Abbotsford to Sidney takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Sidney

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Japanese Garden, Kinsol Trestle, B.C. Forest Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
BC Aviation Museum ©
BC Aviation Museum
Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden

5
nights
Victoria, Canada

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.
You've added Mayfair Shopping Centre, Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Victoria to go to Sooke and see East Sooke Regional Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, get a sense of history and politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary maker website .

Victoria is just a stone's throw from Sidney. In May, daytime highs in Victoria are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Sooke, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, West Coast Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

2
nights
Niagara Falls, Canada

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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, have fun at Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel, and trek along White Water Walk.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Victoria to Niagara Falls in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in May: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Elope Niagara's Little Log Wedding Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

2
nights
Montreal, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Avenue McGill College, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, then get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and finally don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Montreal attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Montreal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. In May in Montreal, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

3
nights
Saint John, Canada

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Saint John is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Irving Nature Park, hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to King's Square.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Saint John day trip tool .

Getting from Montreal to Saint John by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Saint John is 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in May, things will get a bit cooler in Saint John: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moncton.

Things to do in Saint John

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
New Brunswick Museum
New Brunswick Museum

1
night
Moncton, Canada

Moncton ©
Called "Hub City" because of its history as a major transportation center, Moncton boasts two universities and a pleasant downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Tidal Bore, then stop by Starving Artist Moncton, then try to win big at Casino New Brunswick, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Magnetic Hill Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moncton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint John to Moncton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Moncton

Parks Museums Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Bore ©
Tidal Bore
Starving Artist Moncton ©
Starving Artist Moncton
Casino New Brunswick ©
Casino New Brunswick

9
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Hamilton), Room Escape Games (in Kitchener) and Canada's Wonderland (in Vaughan). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, stop by Kensington Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip planner .

Getting from Moncton to Toronto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moncton to Toronto. Traveling from Moncton in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Toronto, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Nuuk.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Canada's Wonderland, AGT Golf Driving Range, Room Escape Games, BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

5
nights
Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Nuuk is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Nuuk Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, and examine the collection at Greenland National Museum and Archives.

Plan trip to Nuuk with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Toronto to Nuuk. Traveling from Toronto to Nuuk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Nuuk hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Nuuk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Prince Christian Sound, Evigheds Fjords
Highlights from your plan
Evigheds Fjords ©
Evigheds Fjords
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum

11
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Columbia Icefield Skywalk, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, trek along Beauty Creek Trail, and get outside with Lac Beauvert.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nuuk to Jasper National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Nuuk to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Nuuk in June, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are much warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

3
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and explore the galleries of Samson Native Gallery.

Plan a Banff National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

3
nights
Kelowna, Canada

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kelowna is known for parks, nature, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art, explore the stunning scenery at Myra Canyon Park, and explore the activities along Lake Okanagan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kelowna itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Banff National Park to Kelowna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Kelowna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kamloops.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trip

West Kelowna
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Knox Mountain Park ©
Knox Mountain Park

2
nights
Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops ©
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around Riverside Park - Centre of the City, then walk around McArthur Island Park, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kamloops online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Kamloops takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
McArthur Island Park ©
McArthur Island Park
Riverside Park - Centre of the City ©
Riverside Park - Centre of the City
Wine Tours & Tastings

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