16 days in Canada & Vermont Itinerary

16 days in Canada & Vermont Itinerary

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Mississauga, Canada
— 2 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
— 3 nights
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Burlington, United States
— 1 night
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Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
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Saint John, Canada
— 2 nights
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Halifax, Canada
— 2 nights
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Charlottetown, Canada
— 2 nights
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Mississauga, Canada — 2 nights

A trip to Mississauga might not be on the top of everyone's Canada itinerary, but many people stop in the city on their journey without realizing it.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Bird Kingdom, Journey Behind the Falls, &more).

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mississauga trip planning tool.

Toronto to Mississauga is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mississauga are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 3 nights

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.
When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately Sainte Anne de Beaupre away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, stop by Quartier Petit Champlain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Mississauga to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Burlington.
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Burlington, United States — 1 night

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): walk around Oakledge Park and then hike along Burlington Bike Path.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington day trip site.

You can drive from Quebec City to Burlington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Burlington can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreal.
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Montreal, Canada — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montreal travel planner.

Drive from Burlington to Montreal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montreal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Saint John.
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Saint John, Canada — 2 nights

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): walk around Rockwood Park and then walk around Irving Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Reversing Falls Rapids, admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Loyalist House, and finally hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saint John vacation planner.

You can fly from Montreal to Saint John in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Saint John due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint John, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Halifax.
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Halifax, Canada — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Province House, then learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and then contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halifax trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint John to Halifax in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Halifax sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Charlottetown.
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Charlottetown, Canada — 2 nights

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
On the 16th (Sat), stroll around Victoria Park, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the striking features of Province House National Historic Site. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Prince Edward Island National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlottetown road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Charlottetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Charlottetown sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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Quebec travel guide

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Canada's only predominately French-speaking province, Quebec boasts a French heritage that not only sets it apart from other parts of this sprawling country, but also from the rest of the continent. A trip to Quebec allows tourists to discover a land with a European look and feel, which you can best appreciate by immersing yourself in the region's bistro culture. Like the rest of Canada, this province features impressive natural attractions, which many choose to discover on a network of nearly 3,500 km (2,100 mi) of bicycle paths. For an urban experience, add Montreal to your Quebec sightseeing itinerary and discover a busy metropolis with a perfect blend of history-steeped neighborhoods and trendy districts offering modern distractions for every traveler's taste.
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Vermont travel guide

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The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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New Brunswick travel guide

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State Parks · Bodies of Water · Parks
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.
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Nova Scotia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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Prince Edward Island travel guide

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Garden of the Gulf
Canada's only island province, Prince Edward Island earned the nickname the "Garden of the Gulf" thanks to its pastoral landscape of rolling green hills and a patchwork of cultivated fields. The country's smallest province in terms of land and population, the island boasts a long coastline marked by sandy beaches, making up in visual appeal what they lack in modern infrastructure. It's easy to get away from everyone during a vacation in Prince Edward Island, as this photogenic landmass features just a scattering of small towns housing warmhearted locals stubbornly clinging to their easygoing lifestyle. Begin your Prince Edward Island tour in Charlottetown, the quaint provincial capital with a good selection of bars and restaurants.
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