42 days in Canada Itinerary

42 days in Canada Itinerary

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Gros Morne National Park
— 4 nights
2
Halifax
— 3 nights
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
4
Toronto
— 4 nights
5
Vancouver
— 4 nights
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
7
Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
8
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
9
Ottawa
— 2 nights
10
Montreal
— 4 nights
11
Quebec City
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gros Morne, explore the activities along Trout River Pond, look for gifts at The Glass Station, and explore the striking landscape at Green Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park trip planner.

Bonaventure to Gros Morne National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bonaventure to Gros Morne National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Gros Morne National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach

3
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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.
Step out of Halifax with an excursion to Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures in South Maitland--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Halifax tour website.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Halifax. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
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Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures ©
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, make a trip to Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some photo ops at Clifton Hill War Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Halifax to Niagara Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Niagara Falls. While traveling from Halifax, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Niagara Falls, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

4
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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: admire the striking features of CN Tower, take a stroll through Kensington Market, learn about all things military at Fort York National Historic Site, and examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip maker website.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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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, make a trip to Vancouver Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Vancouver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. In August in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, and then stroll around Beacon Hill Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Victoria fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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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 a memorable tour with Jasper's Whitewater Rafting Company, look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium, whizz through the canopy at Jasper Hinton Zip Line, and admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Jasper National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Victoria in September, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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Rockaboo Mountain Adventures ©
Rockaboo Mountain Adventures
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Whistlers Peak ©
Whistlers Peak

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Yoho National Park (Natural Bridge, Takakkaw Falls, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, get great views at Fairview Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bow Glacier Falls, and trek along Plain of Six Glaciers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Banff National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in September: highs in Banff National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Hydra River Guides ©
Hydra River Guides

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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 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through ByWard Market, then explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and then get a dose of the wild on Bayou-Outaouais.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa road trip site.

Getting from Banff National Park to Ottawa by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in September, with highs in Ottawa at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bayou-Outaouais
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Bayou-Outaouais ©
Bayou-Outaouais
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take an unforgettable tour with Helicraft, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreal, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Helicraft
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, don't miss a visit to Place Royale, wander the streets of Terrasse Dufferin, and steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Quebec City trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Quebec City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

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