60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Canada Itinerary

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

3
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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.
Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quebec, examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation, browse the collection at Morrin Centre, and look for gifts at Quartier Petit Champlain.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Quebec City. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

5
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, have some family-friendly fun at Maeva Surf, stroll around Mount Royal Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Maeva Surf
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

4
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint John: Kings Landing (in Lower Prince William), Fundy National Park (in Alma) and Fundy Trail Parkway (in St. Martins). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Irving Nature Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Saint John City Market, explore the world behind art at New Brunswick Museum, and contemplate the long history of Loyalist House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint John trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Montreal to Saint John by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Saint John due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montreal in June: high temperatures in Saint John hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kings Landing, Fundy Trail Parkway, Fundy National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse), St. John's Anglican Church (in Lunenburg) and Jost Vineyards (in Malagash). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, browse the exhibits of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halifax trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Saint John to Halifax takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Halifax are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Jost Vineyards, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures, St. John's Anglican Church
Highlights from your plan
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures ©
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

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.
Gros Morne National Park is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gros Morne National Park, trek along Lookout Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burnt Hill Hiking Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Trout River Pond.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gros Morne National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax in June, plan for little chillier nights in Gros Morne National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, events, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire all the interesting features of Fort Calgary, and explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calgary trip planner .

Fly from Gros Morne National Park to Calgary in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Calgary is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Gros Morne National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calgary, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kananaskis Country Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Glenbow Museum
Glenbow Museum
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary

6
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, and trek along Plain of Six Glaciers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Calgary in June: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

7
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Icefield Skywalk, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, trek along Beauty Creek Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Lighthouse Park (in West Vancouver) and Zipline (in Whistler). The adventure continues: walk around Stanley Park, take in the exciting artwork at Museum of Anthropology, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Zipline, Lighthouse Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

4
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
When in Victoria, make a side trip to see East Sooke Regional Park in Sooke, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victoria day trip website .

You can drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Central Saanich, West Coast Trail, East Sooke Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, wildlife, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner .

Getting from Victoria to Niagara Falls by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Victoria in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara River Recreation Trail
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toronto Zoo, and hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Toronto online route planner .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo

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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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and take a stroll through ByWard Market.

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Getting from Toronto to Ottawa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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