16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

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Fly
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Saint John
— 1 day
Drive
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Charlottetown
— 2 nights
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Drive to Wood Islands, PEI, Ferry to Caribou, NS, Drive to Lunenburg
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Halifax
— 1 night
Fly
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Englishtown, NS, Fly to St. John's
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St. John's
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bonavista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Twillingate
— 1 night
Drive to Gander International Airport, Fly to Happy Valley-Goose Bay
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Happy Valley-Goose Bay
— 2 nights
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Saint John

— 1 day

Canada's Irish City

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 25th (Sat): examine the collection at New Brunswick Museum and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint John online journey planner.

Toronto to Saint John is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Toronto to Saint John, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Saint John is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Saint John

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Charlottetown

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): cast your line with Oyster Lovers Experience, then walk around Tea Hill Provincial Park, and then contemplate the long history of Prince Edward Battery. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Rochford Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral, and then learn about all things military at The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Charlottetown holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Saint John to Charlottetown takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Charlottetown sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Lunenburg

— 2 nights
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, experience rural life at Terra Beata Cranberries, and then view the masterpieces at Laurie Swim Gallery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. James' Anglican Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lunenburg online trip planner.

You can fly from Charlottetown to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Halifax

— 1 night
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 30th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Ground.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax route planner.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Baddeck.

Things to do in Halifax

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your trip

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get outside with Bannockburn Tours and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Baddeck trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Baddeck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

— 1 night
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
On the 2nd (Sat), head outdoors with Keltic Express Zodiac Adentures, then get a new perspective on things with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ingonish route maker tool.

You can drive from Baddeck to Ingonish in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ingonish are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Ingonish

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

St. John's

— 2 nights

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
On the 3rd (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Suncor Energy Fluvarium, pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, and then look for gifts at Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. John's trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ingonish to St. John's takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ingonish in July: highs in St. John's hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bonavista.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Bonavista

— 2 nights
Bonavista is a town on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Bonavista Museum, contemplate the long history of Ryan Premises National Historic Site, and then hike along Cape Shore Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mockbeggar Plantation, don't miss a visit to Matthew Legacy, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bonavista trip planning tool.

Getting from St. John's to Bonavista by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Bonavista are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Twillingate.

Things to do in Bonavista

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Twillingate

— 1 night
Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands ("Toulinquet") in Notre Dame Bay. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Isles Wooden Boat Museum, trek along French Beach Trail, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ted Stuckless Fine Arts & Driftwood Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Twillingate trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bonavista to Twillingate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July in Twillingate, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Things to do in Twillingate

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

— 2 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Labrador Heritage Museum and Labrador Military Museum. Take a break from Happy Valley-Goose Bay with a short trip to Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, about 42 minutes away.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Happy Valley-Goose Bay travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Twillingate to Happy Valley-Goose Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Twillingate to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Happy Valley-Goose Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.

Prince Edward Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Theme Parks
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.

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Military Museums · History 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.

Cape Breton Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · History Museums · Scenic Drive
Encompassing a fifth of Nova Scotia's land area, Cape Breton Island supports a thriving tourism sector with its blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. In addition to several small towns with a strong sense of community, popular places to visit on Cape Breton Island include the largest national park in the Maritime provinces. Sheltering many iconic Canadian animals, the park contains the scenic Cabot Trail, drawing nearly half a million annual cyclists, walkers, and drivers. Epic natural scenery keeps most visitors outdoors during their Cape Breton Island vacation, but this destination also boasts several major indoor attractions, like a world-famous whiskey distillery and a reconstructed 18th-century fortress.

Newfoundland and Labrador travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · Historic Walking Areas · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canada's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador encompasses a varied landscape of rugged sea cliffs, secret fjords, majestic mountains, and small settlements with wooden homes precariously perched right on the edge of the sea. First Europeans visitors were probably the Vikings, but today's travelers on tour of Newfoundland and Labrador come from every corner of the globe. Geographically, Canada starts here, so it makes perfect sense to begin your Canuck adventure by exploring some of the nearly 18,000 km (11,000 mi) of the province's coastline. Plan to spend a good deal of your Newfoundland and Labrador holiday looking for humpback whales, spotting hundreds of different seabirds, and discovering ancient icebergs floating by quaint fishing settlements.

Labrador travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Lighthouses · Specialty Museums