24 days in Canada Itinerary

24 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  18 h
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Whistler
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Calgary
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Ottawa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
9
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney

2
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: stroll around Stanley Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vancouver holiday maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18- hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Vancouver at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

1
night
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): catch some excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre and then glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Whistler route maker app.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Whistler at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to The Butchart Gardens and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Victoria trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Whistler in December, things will get a bit warmer in Victoria: highs are around 7°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 21st (Mon), meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria in December: highs in Calgary hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary 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.
Take a break from Banff National Park with a short trip to Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, explore the activities along Peyto Lake, hit the slopes at Sunshine Village, and see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Calgary in December; daily highs in Banff National Park reach -10°C and lows reach -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings and then stop by ByWard Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa attractions website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, expect Ottawa to be somewhat warmer, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

3
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire et du patrimoine de Dorval, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montreal journey planner.

Traveling by train from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Montreal sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Musee d'histoire et du patrimoine de Dorval
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, stop by Place Royale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and make a trip to Quartier Petit Champlain.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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nights
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 2nd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls and then try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in January: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower
Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe 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.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, pause for some photo ops at Ireland Park, step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Toronto trip planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Toronto, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

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