17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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17 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Calgary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Quebec City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Montreal
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + tram + train:  5​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Ahmedabad


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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bloedel Conservatory and then take a stroll through Gastown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Stanley Park and then identify plant and animal life at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online tour planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Vancouver is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect Vancouver to be colder, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

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.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Royal BC Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Victoria day trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of ; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Victoria are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Calgary.

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
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 13th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Calgary trip builder app .

Fly from Victoria to Calgary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Calgary is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in December, expect nights in Calgary to be cooler, around -15°C, while days are slightly colder, around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower

3
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Calgary in December, with highs in Banff National Park at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

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.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, then get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, and then brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, 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 next day: hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip planner .

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Montreal sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, and then explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Montreal to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Niagara Falls is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive 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 ©

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, wander the streets of The Distillery District, contemplate the long history of Casa Loma, and browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Toronto, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

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

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