31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
2
Toronto
— 4 nights
3
Halifax
— 2 nights
4
Quebec City
— 3 nights
5
Montreal
— 3 nights
6
Ottawa
— 2 nights
7
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
8
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
9
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
10
Vancouver
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, then explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with National Helicopters - Niagara Falls Heli-Tours, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then make a trip to Horseshoe Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip planner.

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

National Helicopters - Niagara Falls Heli-Tours
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Loma.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Toronto online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

2
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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, then learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and finally take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and then don't miss a visit to Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Halifax trip builder tool.

Getting from Toronto to Halifax by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Halifax due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Halifax are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

3
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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quebec, learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and explore the world behind art at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Quebec City route builder tool.

Fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Quebec City is minus 1 hour. September in Quebec City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

3
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our 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. September in Montreal sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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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 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site and then get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in September, Ottawa is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yoho National Park (Iceline Trail, Takakkaw Falls, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ottawa to Banff National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park. Traveling from Ottawa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive

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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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, head off the coast to Spirit Island, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park route planning app.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Jasper Raft Tours ©
Jasper Raft Tours

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night
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elemental Magick Holistic Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Central Saanich trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Central Saanich in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Central Saanich is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Central Saanich can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Elemental Magick Holistic Adventures
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online vacation planner.

You can fly from Central Saanich to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Central Saanich in October, with lows around 10°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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