10 days in Canada Itinerary

10 days in Canada Itinerary

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10 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Toronto
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  14​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Montreal
— 1 day
train:  2​h
End: Ottawa

few
hours
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and then don't miss a visit to CN Tower.

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

Ottawa to Toronto is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Toronto, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip app .

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): trek along Angel Glacier, trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Moab Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Edith Cavell, and finally choose your vessel at Pure Outdoors.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Niagara Falls to Jasper National Park takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, things will get a bit cooler in Jasper National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

3
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, and look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park road trip planning tool .

You can take a shuttle 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 a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Stanley Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vancouver vacation tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 16°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Montreal trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Vancouver to Montreal in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Montreal, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Montreal are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

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