22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  14 h
1
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
3
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Winnipeg
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Calgary
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
8
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
End: Bristol

2
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City ©
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 21st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then contemplate the long history of Morrin Centre, and finally visit Place Royale.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City driving holiday planner.

Bristol, UK to Quebec City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

2
nights
Montreal, Quebec

Montreal ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Montreal journey planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Explore Toronto's surroundings by going to Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Canada, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

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

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Toronto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

1
night
Winnipeg

Winnipeg ©
At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by Frescolio Fine Oils and Vinegars, explore the world behind art at Winnipeg Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of The Forks National Historic Site, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Winnipeg online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Toronto to Winnipeg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Winnipeg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Winnipeg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Forks National Historic Site ©
The Forks National Historic Site
Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface ©
Winnipeg Art Gallery ©
Winnipeg Art Gallery

1
night
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, then laugh and play at Fort Edmonton Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Strathcona.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edmonton vacation planner.

You can fly from Winnipeg to Edmonton in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edmonton, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
Old Strathcona ©
Old Strathcona
Edmonton Valley Zoo ©
Edmonton Valley Zoo

3
nights
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stroll through Sentinel Pass, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edmonton to Banff National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Edmonton in August, with highs in Banff National Park at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

2
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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 2nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then stroll around Prince's Island Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, then explore and take pictures at Fort Calgary, and finally glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Calgary trip builder site.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: highs in Calgary hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Glenbow Museum
Glenbow Museum
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
On the 4th (Fri), go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Victoria journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Calgary to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Calgary in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

5
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver day trip app.

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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