43 days in Canada Itinerary

43 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Vancouver
— 5 nights
2
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
3
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
4
St. John's
— 3 nights
5
Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
6
Halifax
— 4 nights
7
Quebec City
— 4 nights
8
Montreal
— 2 nights
9
Ottawa
— 3 nights
10
Toronto
— 3 nights

5
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.
Do your shopping at Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. Visit Kitsilano Beach and Sunset Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: stroll around Stanley Park, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, stroll through Wreck Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Grouse Mountain, Lighthouse Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mountain Galleries and Experience Gourmet Living. Get outdoors at Columbia Ice Field and Cavell Meadows Trail. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, stroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park road trip website.

Drive from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Jasper National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Cavell Meadows Trail ©
Cavell Meadows Trail
Beauty Creek Trail ©
Beauty Creek Trail

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Burgess Shale and Samson Native Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Paget Peak & Iceline Trail). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive, trek along Mount St. Piran, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Burgess Shale ©
Burgess Shale
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive

3
nights
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour and Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Signal Hill and Ferryland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. John's: Lighthouse Picnics (in Ferryland), The John N Leamon Stone Barn Museum (in Brigus) and Salmonier Nature Park (in Holyrood). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Red Bay National Historic Site, stroll through Middle Cove Beach, and trek along North Head Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. John's day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to St. John's in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to St. John's is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. John's, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ferryland, Brigus, Red Bay National Historic Site, Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

5
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Get in touch with nature at Gros Morne National Park and Shallow Bay Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Discovery Center and Cow Head Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Tablelands, hike along Old Man/Lighthouse Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Trout River Pond, and stroll through Lookout Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park attractions planning tool.

You can fly from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gros Morne National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands

4
nights
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Do your shopping at Twelve Acre Hill Gallery and Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. Get some cultural insight at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Lunenburg (Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic & St. John's Anglican Church) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Halifax trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Newfoundland Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Halifax, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Twelve Acre Hill Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ). Get some cultural insight at Old Quebec and The Battlefields Park. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, steep yourself in history at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and get your bearings at Morrin Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City visit planning tool.

Fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Halifax in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Quebec City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Port of Montreal, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, view the masterpieces at Galerie d'art Blanche, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Bloom, 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 next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and then stop by Rue Ste.-Catherine.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in July, you will find days in Montreal are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rideau Canal National Historic Site and Fletcher Wildlife Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parliament Hill and Buildings and Notre Dame Basilica. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pariosse Ste. Clement, get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market, and learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa Loma and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Royal Ontario Museum and The Market Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Niagara Falls (Butterfly Conservatory, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

Make your Toronto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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