17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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17 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  23​h
1
Toronto
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Vancouver
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  22​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Threshold Aviation Airliner Adventures, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, and then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Toronto trip itinerary maker website .

Chandigarh, India to Toronto is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Toronto are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

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

2
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

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 18th (Sat): take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Centre de Ski de Fond de Charlesbourg, then take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Quebec City vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Quebec City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Quebec City is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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, Quebec

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 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market and then don't miss a visit to Old Montreal.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal trip maker site .

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in January, Montreal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

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

2
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rideau Canal, then examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada and then wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa holiday planner.

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale, and examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Banff National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Banff National Park are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

4
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.
Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Stanley Park, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Vancouver online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, expect Vancouver to be much warmer, temps between 8°C and 3°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Whistler Sliding Centre
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

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