57 days in Canada Itinerary

57 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: North Berwick, Scotland
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
St. John's
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Halifax
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Montreal, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Quebec City, Quebec
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
7
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Toronto
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
11
Calgary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
13
Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
End: North Berwick, Scotland

2
nights
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Signal Hill, and then hike along North Head Trail. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about all things military at Crows Nest, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. John's itinerary planner.

North Berwick, UK to St. John's is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Newfoundland Standard Time (NST), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from North Berwick in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in St. John's. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
North Head Trail ©
North Head Trail
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Discovery Center and Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc.. Do some cultural sightseeing at Newfoundland Insectarium and Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gros Morne National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shallow Bay Beach, trek along Lookout Trail, and examine the collection at Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gros Morne National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Newfoundland Insectarium
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
The Discovery Center ©
The Discovery Center
Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc. ©
Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc.

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Church and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Peggy's Cove) and Lunenburg (Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, St. John's Anglican Church, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, ponder the world of politics at Province House, learn more about the world around you at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, and stroll around Point Pleasant Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Halifax day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Halifax when traveling from Gros Morne National Park in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

4
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.
Notre-Dame Basilica and Biodome de Montreal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and Stewart Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, make a trip to Old Montreal, and get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Montreal road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Halifax to Montreal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Montreal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in June, expect Montreal to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.

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
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Old Quebec and Morrin Centre. Appreciate the collections at La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee de la civilisation. Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, contemplate the long history of Royal Battery, and immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City trip planner.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in July, you will find days in Quebec City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

4
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 ByWard Market are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of Nature. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum, see the interesting displays at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, do a tasting at Vignoble Clos du Vully, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ottawa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quebec City in July, expect nights in Ottawa to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Canadian Museum of History
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

3
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.
White Water Walk and Studio Vine Glass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Peller Estates Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Konzelmann Estate Winery ©
Konzelmann Estate Winery

5
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 Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame. Head to St. Lawrence Market and L'Artisan Gallery and Boutiquefor some retail therapy. Step out of Toronto with an excursion to Dundurn Castle in Hamilton--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, wander the streets of Kensington Market, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, and admire the masterpieces at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Toronto travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dundurn Castle, L'Artisan Gallery and Boutique
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Granville Island and Gastown. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Anthropology and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: walk around Stanley Park, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online route planner.

Getting from Toronto to Vancouver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Vancouver to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal BC Museum and Miniature World. Your inner history buff will appreciate Craigdarroch Castle and Inner Harbour. Step out of Victoria with an excursion to BC Aviation Museum in Sidney--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, steep yourself in history at Emily Carr House, step into the grandiose world of Hatley Park National Historic Site, and browse the exhibits of Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria online day trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Central Saanich, BC Aviation Museum, Hatley Park National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Glenbow Museum and Stephen Avenue Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bar U Ranch National Historic Site and Fort Calgary. Step out of Calgary with an excursion to The Lost American Art Gallery and Museum in Longview--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and walk around Prince's Island Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Calgary trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Calgary in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Calgary: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Longview
Highlights from your plan
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site ©
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Banff Park Museum and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park to see Burgess Shale about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stroll through Little Beehive Trail, explore the galleries of Samson Native Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Banff National Park, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Native Land and Jasper Art Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and The Jasper Planetarium. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, browse the exhibits of Mountain Galleries, get outside with Lac Beauvert, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Jasper Art Gallery ©
Jasper Art Gallery
Our Native Land ©
Our Native Land

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