13 days in Canada Itinerary

13 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Quebec City
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Quebec City

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Morrin Centre and then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin and then stop by Old Quebec.

To find out how to plan a trip to Quebec City, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Quebec City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Montreal

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Montreal are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Toronto

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara Falls (Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of CN Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery, make a trip to Ireland Park, and steep yourself in history at Casa Loma.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Toronto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 3 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 the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Toronto to Vancouver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

— 1 night
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Central Saanich visit website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Central Saanich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in June, Central Saanich is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Banff National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Louise, and finally browse the exhibits of Samson Native Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Central Saanich to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Central Saanich in June, with highs in Banff National Park at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.