22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Halifax
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  11​h
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
5
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Quebec City
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
8
Peggy's Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, then try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip builder tool .

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©

1
night
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 4th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use 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 September, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Toronto

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Toronto Island Park ©
Toronto Island Park
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

1
night
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
You've now added Halifax Titanic Historical Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): gain interesting insight with Halifax Titanic Historical Tours, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hope For Wildlife, enjoy the sand and surf at Lawrencetown Beach, and then explore the activities along Sullivan's Pond.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax holiday planning website .

Fly from Toronto to Halifax in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Halifax. In August in Halifax, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

#Parks, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Lawrencetown Beach, Hope For Wildlife, Sullivan's Pond
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Lawrencetown Beach ©
Lawrencetown Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moraine Lake and Bow Valley Parkway. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, and take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon.

Discover how to plan a Banff National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Halifax to Banff National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in September, things will get little chillier in Banff National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Maligne Canyon. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Edith Cavell, choose your vessel at Pure Outdoors, play a few rounds at Jasper Park Golf Course, and admire all the interesting features of Columbia Ice Field.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip maker site .

You can take a shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Granville Island and Grouse Mountain. Visit Lighthouse Park and Deep Cove for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Stanley Park, look for all kinds of wild species at VanDusen Botanical Garden, take a stroll through Gastown, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vancouver vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lighthouse Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area and then identify plant and animal life at Sentier des Caps.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City online day trip planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Quebec City by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Quebec City can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Peggy's Cove.

Things to do in Quebec City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sentier des Caps, Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area ©

2
nights
Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. On the 5th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Gaspereau Vineyards, do a tasting at Luckett Vineyards, and then visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rissers Beach Provincial Park, and then appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Peggy's Cove tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Peggy's Cove takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Quebec City to Peggy's Cove due to the time zone difference. In September in Peggy's Cove, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Peggy's Cove

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wolfville, Bayswater Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach, Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park ©
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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