51 days in Canada Itinerary

51 days in Canada Itinerary

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Halifax
— 4 nights
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Montreal
— 5 nights
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Quebec City
— 4 nights
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Ottawa
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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Toronto
— 5 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
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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 Halifax's surroundings by going to Chester (Sensea Nordic Spa & Graves Island Provincial Park). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tidehouse Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Halifax attractions app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Halifax is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dubai to Halifax due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, things will get cooler in Halifax: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Montreal.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
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Montreal — 5 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.
Step out of Montreal with an excursion to PAUS Spa Experience - Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and savor the flavors at Jean-Talon Market.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Montreal road trip tool.

Getting from Halifax to Montreal by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Montreal due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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Quebec City — 4 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.
When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately Sainte Anne de Beaupre away. The adventure continues: stop by Old Quebec, explore the galleries of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, and examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City trip itinerary app.

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in November, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ottawa.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Ottawa — 4 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.
Ottawa is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ottawa trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Quebec City to Ottawa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quebec City in November, expect nights in Ottawa to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and cruise along Niagra Parkway.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online attractions 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 November, plan for a bit warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toronto.
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Toronto — 5 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, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and get curious at Ontario Science Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toronto online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Toronto are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Calgary.
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Calgary — 3 nights

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Take a break from Calgary with a short trip to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: catch a live event at Spruce Meadows, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Rock Brewery, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Calgary takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Calgary to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.
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Jasper National Park — 5 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: soothe aching muscles at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre, pause for some photo ops at Two Brothers Totem Pole, examine the collection at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, and admire the striking features of Jasper Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Jasper National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in December, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.
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Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park (about 1h 15 min away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Canmore Cave Tours, explore the activities along Vermilion Lakes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around -10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Vancouver — 5 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: stroll around Stanley Park, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in December, with highs in Vancouver at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria.
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Victoria, Vancouver Island — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Victoria to go to Sooke and see East Sooke Regional Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, have fun and explore at Miniature World, and stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria attractions planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Victoria are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

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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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