17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Quebec City
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 1 night
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Vancouver

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Attractions like Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vancouver is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Vancouver, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Vancouver to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

Garden City

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 19th (Thu): have fun and explore at Miniature World, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, stroll through The Butchart Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Bug Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria journey planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Victoria to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Victoria in August since evenings lows in Banff National Park dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Toronto

— 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre and then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then make a trip to CN Tower, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Toronto trip builder app.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Toronto in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto is 2 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Toronto: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Niagara Falls

— 2 nights
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 26th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Quebec City

— 2 nights
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 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Quebec and then don't miss a visit to Place Royale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then get engrossed in the history at La Citadelle de Quebec.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Quebec City trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Quebec City by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Montreal

— 1 night

Quebec's Metropolis

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 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then walk around Mount Royal Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montreal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Montreal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Historic Sites
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Canada travel guide

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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.