60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada route builder

Make it your trip
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Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly
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Toronto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saint John
— 4 nights
Drive
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Campobello Island
— 1 night
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Quebec City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 5 nights
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 8 nights
Bus
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Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Victoria
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— 2 nights
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Vancouver

— 5 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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Queen Elizabeth Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and view the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Vancouver is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Vancouver reach 16°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and don't miss a visit to Harbourfront Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Toronto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Toronto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Niagara Falls Canada, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, don't miss a visit to Clifton Hill War Memorial, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Tablelands, enjoy the sea views from Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Hills Trail, and hike along Burnt Hill Hiking Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gros Morne National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Gros Morne National Park in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Gros Morne National Park. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, expect Gros Morne National Park to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Halifax

— 4 nights
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: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

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

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in October, expect Halifax to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint John

— 4 nights

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint John: Fundy National Park (in Alma) and Fundy Trail Parkway (in St. Martins). There's still lots to do: stroll around Irving Nature Park, see the interesting displays at New Brunswick Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Saint John City Market, and admire the striking features of Loyalist House.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint John trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Halifax to Saint John by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Halifax in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint John, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Campobello Island.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Campobello Island

— 1 night
On the 29th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Campobello Island and then steep yourself in history at Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Campobello Island sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Saint John to Campobello Island by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Campobello Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Quebec City

— 5 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.
Explore Quebec City's surroundings by going to Canyon Sainte-Anne (in Beaupre) and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Campobello Island to Quebec City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Campobello Island to Quebec City. In October in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Montreal

— 5 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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal vacation planning app.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in November, you will find days in Montreal are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, trek along Gatineau Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ottawa holiday planner.

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Banff National Park

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Natural Bridge, Paget Peak, &more) and Kicking Horse River (in Field). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Plain of Six Glaciers, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ottawa to Banff National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, Banff National Park is a bit cooler than Ottawa - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Jasper National Park

— 7 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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Columbia Ice Field, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip tool.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in November: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then walk around Mount Douglas Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Central Saanich trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Central Saanich in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Central Saanich is somewhat warmer than Jasper National Park - with highs of 6°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.