22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Calgary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
5
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
9
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
End: Toronto

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland and then get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Marineland ©
Marineland
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Attractions like CN Tower and Casa Loma make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toronto Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
Ontario Science Centre ©
Ontario Science Centre

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Calgary trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Calgary takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Calgary to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower

4
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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, trek along Sentinel Pass, and get outside with Via Ferrata.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planning site.

Drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Banff National Park when traveling from Calgary in August, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

1
night
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
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 11th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Victoria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Granville Island, stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner.

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Victoria in August, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Biodome de Montreal and L'Electrium. The adventure continues: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, appreciate the history behind Place d'Armes, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montreal itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Montreal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

L'Electrium
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
L'Electrium ©
L'Electrium

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Place Royale and The Battlefields Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, contemplate the long history of Morrin Centre, take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin, and brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City vacation website.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Quebec City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
The Battlefields Park ©
The Battlefields Park

2
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Gatineau Park, look for gifts at ByWard Market, and then contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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