22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada attractions planner
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Kingston
— 1 night
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Montreal
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Quebec City
— 1 night
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Moncton
— 1 night
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Charlottetown
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Drive to North Sydney
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North Sydney
— 1 night
Drive to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Fly to St. John's
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St. John's
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Drive to Dingwall
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Dingwall
— 1 night
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Cheticamp
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Baddeck
— 2 nights
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Louisbourg
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 3 nights
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Saint Andrews
— 1 night
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Campobello Island
— 1 night
Drive to Saint John, Fly to Montreal
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Montreal
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Kingston — 1 night

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kingston trip planner.

Sarnia to Kingston is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kingston when traveling from Sarnia in August, with lows around 18°C. You will leave for Montreal on the 7th (Sun).
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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've now added Notre-Dame Basilica to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Place Jacques-Cartier, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica.

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You can drive from Kingston to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.
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Quebec City — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City day trip planning website.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Moncton.
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Moncton — 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Resurgo Place and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Acadien.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moncton online holiday planner.

You can fly from Quebec City to Moncton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quebec City to Moncton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charlottetown.
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Charlottetown — 2 nights

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Jurassic Bart's Dinosaur Museum and Petting Farm, contemplate the long history of Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, and then see what you can catch with New London Wharf Deep Sea Fishing. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Lorimer Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Great George Street Historic District.

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Traveling by car from Moncton to Charlottetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Charlottetown sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to North Sydney.
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North Sydney — 1 night

North Sydney is a former town and current community in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.Located on the north side of Sydney Harbour, along the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island, North Sydney is an important port in Atlantic Canada, serving as the western terminus of the Marine Atlantic ferry service. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at North Sydney Historical Society and then enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our North Sydney trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Charlottetown to North Sydney with the Route module. In August in North Sydney, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. John's.
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St. John's — 2 nights

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and then stop by Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. Keep things going the next day: visit George Street, then don't miss a visit to National War Memorial, and then brush up on your military savvy at Crows Nest.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. John's itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from North Sydney to St. John's with the Route module. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from North Sydney in August, expect nights in St. John's to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dingwall.
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Dingwall — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Arts North and then explore the activities along Dingwall Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingwall trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St. John's to Dingwall. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from St. John's to Dingwall. In August in Dingwall, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cheticamp.
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Cheticamp

Cheticamp boasts rich and thriving culture shaped by the descendants of French colonists and indigenous peoples.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cheticamp tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Dingwall to Cheticamp takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Baddeck.
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Baddeck — 2 nights

For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bannockburn Tours and Baadeck Yarns. Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and St. Michael's Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Bell Bay Golf Club and make a trip to The Water's Edge Gallery of Fine Art & Crafts.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baddeck trip planning site.

You can drive from Cheticamp to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Baddeck are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisbourg.
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Louisbourg — 2 nights

Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. The harbour had been used by European mariners since at least the 1590s, when it was known as English Port and Havre à l'Anglois. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Louisbourg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Halifax.
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Halifax — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Banook and Sullivan's Pond. Appreciate the collections at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, admire the landmark architecture of Province House, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Louisbourg to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Saint Andrews.
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Saint Andrews — 1 night

Offering everything from fine dining and seaside camping, to whale watching and golfing, Saint Andrews remains a premier vacation destination in New Brunswick's far southwest corner.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Andrews trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Saint Andrews takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Halifax in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Andrews, with lows of 14°C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Campobello Island.
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Campobello Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Campobello Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Campobello Island journey website.

Traveling by car from Saint Andrews to Campobello Island takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Andrews in August: highs in Campobello Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Montreal.
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Montreal — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Place Jacques-Cartier.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Montreal trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Campobello Island to Montreal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Campobello Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Montreal, with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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Cape Breton Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trails
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