31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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31 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  14​h 45​min
5
Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Toronto
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Kingston
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
9
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
10
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  9​h 30​min
12
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  31​h
End: Adelaide


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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Owl Orphaned Wildlife, then don't miss a visit to Fort Langley National Historic Site, and finally wander the streets of Gastown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Britannia Mine Museum, stroll around Lighthouse Park, and then wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver online travel planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Vancouver is minus 17 hours. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Britannia Mine Museum, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Lighthouse Park, Owl Orphaned Wildlife, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
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Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then hike along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Queen of Peace Monastery, tee off at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip itinerary site .

Getting from Vancouver to Whistler by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Whistler when traveling from Vancouver in September, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Queen of Peace Monastery
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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail
Audain Art Museum ©
Audain Art Museum
Queen of Peace Monastery ©
Queen of Peace Monastery

2
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): cruise along Columbia Icefield Skywalk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls, and then explore the activities along Maligne Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Angel Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, and then stroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Whistler to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Whistler in September since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Angel Glacier ©
Angel Glacier

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Peyto Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, and then hike along Plain of Six Glaciers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park day trip website .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature and Christ Church Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre (in Duncan) and East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, take an unorthodox tour of Hatley Castle, take in the waterfront at Victoria Pier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary tool .

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 moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in September, with highs in Victoria at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Colwood, Sooke, The Butchart Gardens, B.C. Forest Discovery Centre
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll around Morton Park and then appreciate the history behind A-maze-ing Laughter.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner .

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks
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Morton Park ©
Morton Park
A-maze-ing Laughter ©
A-maze-ing Laughter

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 23rd (Wed), take a stroll through The Distillery District, make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square, and then learn about all things military at HMCS Haida National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take a stroll through Toronto Harbour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Toronto trip planner .

You can fly from Vancouver to Toronto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Toronto is 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Toronto are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

HMCS Haida National Historic Site
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HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cataraqui Cemetery, examine the collection at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Henry National Historic Site, then explore the world behind art at Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Engine 1095.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kingston online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Kingston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ottawa.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums Historic Sites
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Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Canada's Penitentiary Museum ©
Canada's Penitentiary Museum
Engine 1095 ©
Engine 1095

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.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Laurier House National Historic Site, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'Auberge Symmes / Symmes Inn Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Canadian War Museum, ponder the world of politics at Rideau Hall, and then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip maker .

You can drive from Kingston to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ottawa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Musee de l'Auberge Symmes / Symmes Inn Museum
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Hall ©
Rideau Hall
Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Place Jacques-Cartier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Grevin Montreal, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal route planner .

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Montreal are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
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St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Grevin Montreal ©
Grevin Montreal

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple). Discover out-of-the-way places like Burnaby Village Museum and Third Beach. Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta--about 38 minutes away. Explore Vancouver further: don't miss a visit to Granville Island, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jericho Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Vancouver travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Montreal to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Burnaby Village Museum, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple)
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Burnaby Village Museum ©
Burnaby Village Museum
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hare Wine Co. and Kacaba Vineyards Winery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trius Winery and Vineland Estates Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Beamsville (Vieni Estates & Thirty Bench Wine Makers). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Caroline Cellars Winery, get great views at Thompson Point, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and tee off at Dinosaur Adventure Golf.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vancouver to Niagara Falls takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, you will find days in Niagara Falls are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Beamsville, Vineland
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Vineland Estates Winery ©
Vineland Estates Winery
The Hare Wine Co. ©
The Hare Wine Co.
Caroline Cellars Winery ©
Caroline Cellars Winery

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