17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada sightseeing planner

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Wolfville
— 1 night
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Halifax
— 2 nights
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
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Moncton
— 2 nights
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Souris
— 1 night
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Charlottetown
— 2 nights
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Twillingate
— 1 night
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Trinity
— 1 night
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St. John's
— 1 night
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Gros Morne National Park
— 3 nights
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Wolfville

— 1 night
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. On the 7th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Domaine de Grand Pre and then steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Gaspereau Vineyards, do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tangled Garden.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wolfville road trip planning app.

Vancouver to Wolfville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Vancouver to Wolfville due to the time zone difference. August in Wolfville sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Wolfville

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Halifax

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Province House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Ground, then visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, and finally pause for some photo ops at Swissair Flight 111 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, explore and take pictures at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Halifax trip planner.

You can drive from Wolfville to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Halifax, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lunenburg

— 2 nights
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then contemplate the long history of Ironworks Distillery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Amos Pewter, and then experience rural life at Ross Farm Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lunenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Halifax to Lunenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lunenburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Moncton.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Moncton

— 2 nights

Hub City

Called "Hub City" because of its history as a major transportation center, Moncton boasts two universities and a pleasant downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Albert County Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Hopewell Rocks, and then do a tasting at Magnetic Hill Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Irving Eco-Centre, then pause for some photo ops at Shediac's Giant Lobster, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Magnetic Hill Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moncton trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lunenburg to Moncton by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lunenburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Moncton, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Souris.

Things to do in Moncton

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Souris

— 1 night
Souris is a Canadian port town in southeastern Kings County, Prince Edward Island. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Souris Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Basin Head Provincial Park, then see the interesting displays at Basin Head Fisheries Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from East Point Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Souris vacation planner.

Getting from Moncton to Souris by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Moncton in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Souris: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Souris

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Charlottetown

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brackley Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Victoria Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Prince Edward Island National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charlottetown day trip tool.

Drive from Souris to Charlottetown in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Twillingate.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Twillingate

— 1 night
Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands ("Toulinquet") in Notre Dame Bay. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Long Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Twillingate Museum & Crafts Shop, and then take an in-depth tour of Prime Berth Fishing Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Twillingate trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Charlottetown to Twillingate in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Charlottetown to Twillingate due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlottetown in August, plan for little chillier days in Twillingate, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trinity.

Things to do in Twillingate

Museums · Historic Sites

Trinity

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hike along Skerwink Trail, then view the masterpieces at Mirabella Artisan Studio & Shop, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea of Whales Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Trinity online attractions planner.

Drive from Twillingate to Trinity in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August in Trinity, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. John's.

Things to do in Trinity

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

St. John's

— 1 night

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get to know the fascinating history of Signal Hill, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Cabot Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. John's trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Trinity to St. John's in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August in St. John's, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites

Gros Morne National Park

— 3 nights

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Newfoundland Insectarium. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Discovery Center, stroll through Lookout Hills Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at The Tablelands, and trek along Gros Morne.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gros Morne National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Gros Morne National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.

New Brunswick travel guide

4.1
State Parks · Parks · Bodies of Water
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.

Prince Edward Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Garden of the Gulf
Canada's only island province, Prince Edward Island earned the nickname the "Garden of the Gulf" thanks to its pastoral landscape of rolling green hills and a patchwork of cultivated fields. The country's smallest province in terms of land and population, the island boasts a long coastline marked by sandy beaches, making up in visual appeal what they lack in modern infrastructure. It's easy to get away from everyone during a vacation in Prince Edward Island, as this photogenic landmass features just a scattering of small towns housing warmhearted locals stubbornly clinging to their easygoing lifestyle. Begin your Prince Edward Island tour in Charlottetown, the quaint provincial capital with a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Newfoundland and Labrador travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · Historic Walking Areas · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canada's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador encompasses a varied landscape of rugged sea cliffs, secret fjords, majestic mountains, and small settlements with wooden homes precariously perched right on the edge of the sea. First Europeans visitors were probably the Vikings, but today's travelers on tour of Newfoundland and Labrador come from every corner of the globe. Geographically, Canada starts here, so it makes perfect sense to begin your Canuck adventure by exploring some of the nearly 18,000 km (11,000 mi) of the province's coastline. Plan to spend a good deal of your Newfoundland and Labrador holiday looking for humpback whales, spotting hundreds of different seabirds, and discovering ancient icebergs floating by quaint fishing settlements.