11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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Toronto
— 2 nights
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Charlottetown
— 1 night
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Halifax
— 2 nights
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Saint John
— 1 night
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Montreal
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Toronto — 2 nights

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, Niagara Falls Canada, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, contemplate the long history of Casa Loma, examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Toronto trip planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Toronto. August in Toronto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Charlottetown.
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Charlottetown — 1 night

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
On the 29th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Government House, then stroll around Victoria Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brackley Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottetown attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Charlottetown takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto to Charlottetown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlottetown when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Halifax.
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Halifax — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Province House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halifax sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlottetown to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Saint John.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Saint John — 1 night

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Loyalist House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Saint John City Market, then stroll around Irving Nature Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids.

You can plan Saint John trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Halifax to Saint John in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Halifax in August, Saint John is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Montreal.
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Montreal — 1 night

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 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Saint John to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint John to Montreal is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint John in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Montreal, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Montreal to Vancouver by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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Prince Edward Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Garden of the Gulf
Canada's only island province, Prince Edward Island earned the nickname the "Garden of the Gulf" thanks to its pastoral landscape of rolling green hills and a patchwork of cultivated fields. The country's smallest province in terms of land and population, the island boasts a long coastline marked by sandy beaches, making up in visual appeal what they lack in modern infrastructure. It's easy to get away from everyone during a vacation in Prince Edward Island, as this photogenic landmass features just a scattering of small towns housing warmhearted locals stubbornly clinging to their easygoing lifestyle. Begin your Prince Edward Island tour in Charlottetown, the quaint provincial capital with a good selection of bars and restaurants.
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Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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New Brunswick travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Parks
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.
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