23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

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23 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Victoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Montreal
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
8
Toronto
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver online trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

2
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and then take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Oracle Emporium at Whistler, glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, and then experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler road trip app .

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in December, things will get slightly colder in Whistler: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vancouver online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. You will leave for Victoria on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

2
nights
Victoria

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.
Victoria is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Butchart Gardens, admire the local landmark of Confederation Fountain, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): walk around Morton Park and then pause for some photo ops at A-maze-ing Laughter.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Morton Park ©
Morton Park
A-maze-ing Laughter ©
A-maze-ing Laughter

4
nights
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal journey maker website .

Getting from Vancouver to Montreal by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Montreal, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Montreal at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

2
nights
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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, pause for some photo ops at Oscar Peterson Statue, and wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ottawa trip builder site .

You can take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

6
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Foreign Affair Winery (in Vineland) and Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Journey Behind the Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of CN Tower, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, pause for some photo ops at Ireland Park, and hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Ottawa to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in December, things will get a bit warmer in Toronto: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Foreign Affair Winery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada

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