25 days in Canada Itinerary

25 days in Canada Itinerary

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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
2
Calgary
— 2 nights
3
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
4
Ottawa
— 2 nights
5
Montreal
— 3 nights
6
Quebec City
— 3 nights
7
Toronto
— 3 nights
8
Vancouver
— 3 nights

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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 next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victoria trip maker site.

Adelaide, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -17.5 hour difference. In December, Victoria is much colder than Adelaide - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenexamine the collection at Glenbow Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Calgary online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in December, you will find days in Calgary are slightly colder (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower

3
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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 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunshine Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get little chillier in Banff National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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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.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings, get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Ottawa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in December: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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Montreal

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: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Musee d'histoire et du patrimoine de Dorval
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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Quebec City

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: wander the streets of Old Quebec, admire the landmark architecture of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and examine the collection at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls Canada, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, appreciate the history behind Ireland Park, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

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

Getting from Quebec City to Toronto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

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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 Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, visit Gastown, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Vancouver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
VanDusen Botanical Garden ©
VanDusen Botanical Garden

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