15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, then steep yourself in history at Royal Battery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec and then steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City road trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Quebec City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Quebec City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Quebec City are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Quebec City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montreal, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Museums
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Get some cultural insight at The Distillery District and Casa Loma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls Canada & Butterfly Conservatory). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Banff Indian Trading Post, get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, then learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, and finally cruise along Bow Valley Parkway. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Temple Mountain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Race Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World, then explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, Victoria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Race Rocks
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Granville Island or Museum of Anthropology. Relax by the water at Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll around Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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