60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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Toronto
— 5 nights
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
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Montreal
— 7 nights
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Quebec City
— 4 nights
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Grand Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint John
— 5 nights
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Moncton
— 2 nights
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Antigonish
— 2 nights
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Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Drive to New Waterford
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New Waterford, Cape Breton Island
— 5 nights
Drive to Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, Fly to Charlottetown
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Charlottetown
— 8 nights
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O'Leary
— 7 nights
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Halifax
— 8 nights
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Shelburne
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Toronto — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Lawrence Market, Kensington Market, Edwards Gardens, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto online holiday maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ottawa.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Ottawa — 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Humanics Sanctuary & Sculpture Park, Rideau Falls, Hog's Back Falls, and other attractions. Get outdoors at Rideau Canal National Historic Site and Leamy Lake Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ottawa are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreal.
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Montreal — 7 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.
You've now added Chinatown to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Place des Arts and Tessier Beach. Old Port of Montreal and Place Jacques-Cartier will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Tremblant (in Mont Tremblant) and Parc Regional des Sept-Chutes (in Saint Zenon). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Montreal road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Quebec City.
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Quebec City — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), A Free Tour of Quebec and Grand Theatre de Quebec. Get in touch with nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Canyon Sainte-Anne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quebec and Lower Town (Basse-Ville). Take a break from Quebec City with a short trip to Vallee Bras-du-Nord in Saint-Raymond, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, and take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City trip planner.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in July, you will find days in Quebec City are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Falls.
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Grand Falls — 2 nights

Grand Falls is a town located in Victoria County, New Brunswick, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Grand Falls Waterfall and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grand Falls Gorge. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de l'Immaculee-Conception and then examine the collection at Du Reel Au Miniature: Centre d'Interpretation des Voies Ferrees.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Falls trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Grand Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Quebec City to Grand Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quebec City in July: high temperatures in Grand Falls hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint John.
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Saint John — 5 nights

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.
Saint John Jewish Historical Museum has been added to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at New River Beach Provincial Park and Meenan's Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Fundy Trail Parkway and St Martins Sea Caves. The adventure continues: walk around Irving Nature Park, admire the landmark architecture of Loyalist House, explore the world behind art at New Brunswick Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint John day trip planning website.

Drive from Grand Falls to Saint John in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moncton.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Irishtown Nature Park as well as Usva Spa Nordik. Get in touch with nature at Roads to Sea Guided Tours and Parlee Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moncton online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saint John to Moncton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Moncton can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Antigonish.
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Antigonish — 2 nights

Antigonish is a town in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Antigonish Landing Trail, then explore the galleries of Old Barn Galleries & Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Antigonish Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antigonish trip planner.

You can drive from Moncton to Antigonish in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Antigonish can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to New Waterford.
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New Waterford, Cape Breton Island — 5 nights

New Waterford is a Canadian urban community in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.GeographyFormerly known as Barrachois, its present name is likely derived from the Irish seaport Waterford, from which many early settlers came. Appreciate the collections at Cape Breton Miners' Museum and Glace Bay Heritage Museum. Get outdoors at Dominion Beach Provincial Park and Nova Scotia Route 255. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Low Point Lighthouse and get in on the family fun at Marconi National Historic Site of Canada.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Waterford online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antigonish to New Waterford. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlottetown.
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Charlottetown — 8 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balderston's Farm Market. Get outdoors at Brackley Beach and Tea Hill Provincial Park. You'll explore and learn at Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum & Doucet House and The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum. Explore Charlottetown's surroundings by going to North Rustico Beach (in North Rustico), Panmure Island Provincial Park (in Panmure Island) and Cavendish (Cavendish Cemetery & Cavendish Cliffs). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Beaconsfield Historic House, make a trip to Victoria Row, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and walk around Victoria Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Charlottetown day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Waterford to Charlottetown. In August, daily temperatures in Charlottetown can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to O'Leary.
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O'Leary — 7 nights

O'Leary is a town in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.EconomyThe community's economy is tied to the potato farming industry and is home to the Canadian Potato Museum. Get some historical perspective at West Point Lighthouse and Big Tignish Lighthouse. Alberton Museum and North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from O'Leary: North Point Lightstation (in Seacow Pond), Ile-Aux-Foins Park (in Neguac) and WayPoint 04 (in Tignish). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Stompin' Tom Centre, stroll around Fisherman's Haven Park, cool off at Mill River Fun Park, and enjoy the sea views from Northport Range Rear Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the O'Leary trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Charlottetown to O'Leary by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in O'Leary can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Halifax.
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Halifax — 8 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.
Visit Clam Harbour Beach and Martinique Beach Provincial Park for some beach relaxation. Visit Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and Province House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour), Oak Island Tour (in Chester) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, look for all kinds of wild species at Duncans Cove Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and stroll around Point Pleasant Park.

Plan trip to Halifax with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from O'Leary to Halifax by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Halifax are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shelburne.
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Shelburne — 1 night

Shelburne is a town located in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada.HistoryEarly European settlers had small subsistence farms, but most of the inhabitants' income from that time to the present have been derived from the sea. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Roseway Beach, examine the collection at Ross-Thomson House Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Dory Shop Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shelburne trip simple and quick.

Getting from Halifax to Shelburne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Halifax in August, Shelburne is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Canada travel guide

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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.
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Prince Edward Island travel guide

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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.
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