11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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11 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
+3
Fly + train + foot + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— Few hours
Fly:  45​min
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 15​min
4
Quebec City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Montreal
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Toronto
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  21​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Victoria road trip site .

Chandigarh, India to Victoria is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Victoria is minus 13 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chandigarh in December: high temperatures in Victoria hover around 7°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), take a stroll through Granville Island, then kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jericho Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wreck Beach, then examine the collection at Museum of Anthropology, and finally take a stroll through Gastown.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sunshine Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park tour planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Banff National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in December, things will get colder in Banff National Park: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, and then admire the landmark architecture of Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Quebec City online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Quebec City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

1
night
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 30th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), and finally don't miss a visit to Crescent Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Montreal, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, and then examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and then take a stroll through The Distillery District.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto journey planner.

You can fly from Montreal to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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