12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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12 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Montreal, Quebec
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  10​h
5
Banff National Park
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

1
night
Montreal, Quebec

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montreal vacation planning tool .

Glasgow, UK to Montreal is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Montreal is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in July; daily highs in Montreal reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites
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Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

2
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. On your second day here, make a trip to Place Royale and then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Quebec City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

1
night
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Casa Loma, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toronto trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Toronto sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ghost & Vampire Tours

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls and then explore the activities along Peyto Lake. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Banff National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Victoria trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Banff National Park in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver day trip tool .

You can drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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