17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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17 days in Canada Itinerary

Gothenburg
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Montreal
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Kingston
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
Edmonton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Calgary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Victoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
Gothenburg

2
days
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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and then get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montreal online trip itinerary planner

Gothenburg, Sweden to Montreal is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Gothenburg to Montreal due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gothenburg in January; daily highs in Montreal reach -4°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kingston.

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ©
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

1
day
Kingston

Kingston ©
Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site).

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Getting from Montreal to Kingston by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. January in Kingston sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Toronto.

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3
days
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Let the collections at Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario capture your imagination. Head to St. Lawrence Market and Kensington Market and Spadina Avenuefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, get curious at Ontario Science Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

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You can take a train from Kingston to Toronto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kingston in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Toronto, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edmonton.

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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

1
day
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
On the 3rd (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Toronto to Edmonton takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Edmonton is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Edmonton hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

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West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall

4
days
Calgary

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and All In The Wild Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Glenbow Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Calgary side-trips: Big Head (in Canmore), Banff (Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Willock & Sax Gallery, & more) and Sunshine Village (in Banff National Park). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower.

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Drive from Edmonton to Calgary in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in February: highs in Calgary hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Banff, Sunshine Village, Big Head
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Sunshine Village
Sunshine Village
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©

2
days
Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Emily Carr House, then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and then examine the collection at Miniature World. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria road trip website

You can fly from Calgary to Victoria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Calgary in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a combination of to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Royal BC Museum
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

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Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by combination of takes about an hour. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Vancouver are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Anthropology

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