9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Toronto
— 1 night
2
Banff National Park
— 1 night
3
Calgary
— 1 night
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
5
Vancouver
— 2 nights

1
night
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, thenexplore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Toronto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Toronto. In September, Toronto is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway and then take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Toronto to Banff National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Banff National Park are slightly colder (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Fort Calgary and then get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Calgary trip planning website.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calgary, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Craigdarroch Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Victoria, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), walk around Stanley Park and then stroll through Kitsilano Beach. On your second day here, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then explore and take pictures at Granville Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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