12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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12 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  17​h
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
3
Banff National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
4
Montreal
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + tram + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
6
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online visit planner .

New Delhi, India to Vancouver is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In May, Vancouver is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

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
night
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 24th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

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 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Victoria to Banff National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Victoria in May, plan for colder nights in Banff National Park, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

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.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Montreal takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Montreal, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Montreal is somewhat warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

1
day
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 29th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel British Methodist Episcopal Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Montreal to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James Anglican Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto tour site .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Toronto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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