38 days in Canada Itinerary

38 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly
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Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly
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Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper National Park
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Halifax
— 2 nights
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Montreal — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, and explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip itinerary builder site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Montreal is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lagos to Montreal due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in September: high temperatures in Montreal hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Quebec City.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Quebec City — 3 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.
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 still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, admire the striking features of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Quebec City using our trip planner.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ottawa.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
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Ottawa — 2 nights

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, take a stroll through ByWard Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip maker site.

Fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Ottawa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Niagara Falls — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Niagara Falls Canada, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ottawa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Niagara Falls: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Toronto.
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Toronto — 3 nights

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toronto online holiday planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 4 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, stop by Granville Island, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver day trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Vancouver by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Central Saanich.
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Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trips

Central Saanich, Vancouver Island — 1 night

Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Central Saanich online journey planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Central Saanich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Central Saanich, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.
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Jasper National Park — 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and stroll through Bald Hills.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Central Saanich in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 12°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yoho National Park.
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Yoho National Park — 4 nights

Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Sherbrooke Lake, hike along Iceline Trail, and stroll through Paget Peak.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yoho National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Yoho National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect nights in Yoho National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Banff National Park — 6 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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and stroll through Mount Fairview.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yoho National Park to Banff National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then contemplate the long history of Province House, and then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and finally steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Halifax takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Banff National Park to Halifax, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in October, expect Halifax to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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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