12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Toronto
— 1 night
2
Quebec City
— 3 nights
3
Montreal
— 1 night
4
Ottawa
— 2 nights
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
6
Vancouver
— 1 night

1
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Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then admire the striking features of CN Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Toronto trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Toronto. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

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Quebec City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and Plains of Abraham. Get some historical perspective at Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Terrasse Dufferin. Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, contemplate the long history of Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City holiday planner.

Fly from Toronto to Quebec City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Plains of Abraham ©
Plains of Abraham
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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Montreal

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 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Port of Montreal.

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Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in July, expect nights in Montreal to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

2
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Ottawa

Ottawa ©
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 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gatineau Park, then get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of History, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through ByWard Market and then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Ottawa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gatineau
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Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Moraine Lake and Bow Valley Parkway. Explore hidden gems such as Johnston Canyon and Takakkaw Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake & Natural Bridge). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Agnes, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and trek along Little Beehive Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Banff National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ottawa in July: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

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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 17th (Sat), explore the activities along English Bay and then kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, Vancouver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
English Bay ©
English Bay

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