59 days in Canada Itinerary

59 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada travel planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Halifax
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Halifax
— 1 night
Fly
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Gros Morne National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 5 nights
Fly to Lethbridge, Drive to Waterton Lakes National Park
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 7 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast

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Halifax

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Properties. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Halifax day trip app.

Belfast, UK to Halifax is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Halifax, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Halifax are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Gros Morne National Park

— 6 nights

Galapagos of Geology

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.
Attractions like The Tablelands and Bakers Brook Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Trout River Pond, take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point, hike along Eastern Point Trail, and kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park route planner.

You can fly from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Halifax in June, Gros Morne National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Montreal.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montreal

— 3 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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.
Attractions like Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Montreal make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, walk around Mount Royal Park, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Montreal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Montreal, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gros Morne National Park in July: high temperatures in Montreal hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Quebec City

— 4 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Place Royale. There's much more to do: visit Old Quebec, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, and take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City road trip planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in July, you will find days in Quebec City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Ottawa

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Parliament Hill and Buildings and National Gallery of Canada will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature.

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

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: highs in Ottawa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Niagara Falls Canada and Journey Behind the Falls make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Toronto

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like CN Tower and Casa Loma. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, stop by Kensington Market, get to know the resident critters at Toronto Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at International Peace Park Hike, head outdoors with Bear's Hump, trek along Bertha Falls, and explore the activities along Bertha Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Waterton Lakes National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Toronto to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Waterton Lakes National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, plan for little chillier nights in Waterton Lakes National Park, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yoho National Park

— 5 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wapta Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceline Trail, admire the sheer force of Hamilton Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Yoho National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, Yoho National Park is little chillier than Waterton Lakes National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Jasper National Park

— 8 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Skyline Trail and Annette Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, hike along Opal Hills, cruise along Highway 93A, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yoho National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Banff National Park

— 7 nights
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, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Louise, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Agnes.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 3 nights

Garden City

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Butchart Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle. Explore Victoria's surroundings by going to Sidney (BC Aviation Museum & Sidney Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Victoria holiday app.

Getting from Banff National Park to Victoria by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, Victoria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 7 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Granville Island. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online trip builder.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

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.