17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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17 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + train:  27​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Montreal
— 2 nights
4
Quebec City
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
5
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
6
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 day
8
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: George Town, Penang Island


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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls vacation builder site .

George Town, Malaysia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from George Town in April: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

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 ©

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, make a trip to CN Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of St. Lawrence Market, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then explore the world behind art at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip planner .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

2
nights
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 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montreal online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Montreal, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

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

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 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in April, you will find days in Quebec City are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sunshine Village. On the 22nd (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mount St. Piran, take in the awesome beauty at Big Beehive, and take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park planning app .

Getting from Quebec City to Banff National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Quebec City in April, expect little chillier with lows of -4°C in Banff National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with Pure Outdoors, stop by Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop, then head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, and finally hike along Skyline Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmot Basin Ski Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Athabasca River, and then look for gifts at Candy Bears' Lair.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Athabasca River ©
Athabasca River

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum and then explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Victoria travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Jasper National Park to Victoria takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Victoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Victoria, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

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

3
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, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore and take pictures at Vancouver Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vancouver vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vancouver are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

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

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