27 days in Canada Itinerary

27 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

Make it your trip
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Montreal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper National Park
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint John
— 1 night
Fly

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Montreal

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and walk around Summit Woods and Summit Lookout.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montreal itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Montreal. In October, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Quebec City

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, take a stroll through Place Royale, visit Quartier Petit Champlain, and walk around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Quebec City sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ottawa

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

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 24th (Sun): trek along Gatineau Park, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then wander the streets of ByWard Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ottawa trip site.

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights
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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ottawa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Toronto

— 3 nights

New York City of Canada

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, visit The Distillery District, and examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Vancouver

— 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Granville Island and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. On your second day here, stroll around Stanley Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

— 1 night
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Central Saanich trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Central Saanich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in November; daily highs in Central Saanich reach 6°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Jasper National Park

— 4 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Jasper National Park is slightly colder than Central Saanich - with highs of 1°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, center your mind and body at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and deepen your understanding at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Halifax.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas · Museums

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 11th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Province House, then make a trip to Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Halifax vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Halifax takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in November, things will get a bit warmer in Halifax: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Saint John.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Saint John

— 1 night

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Carleton Martello Tower, examine the collection at New Brunswick Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint John travel planner.

Getting from Halifax to Saint John by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Saint John sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint John

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.