23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

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23 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  17 h
1
Montreal, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Kelowna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Calgary
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Moscow

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Ronde, Underground City, Montreal Botanical Garden, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get in touch with nature at Old Port of Montreal and Speed Boats Tours. There's more to do: learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal and walk around Mount Royal Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montreal trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Montreal is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Moscow to Montreal, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Montreal, with lows around 20°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

3
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.
You've now added La Citadelle de Quebec to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Place Royale and Morrin Centre. Visit Terrasse Dufferin and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, pause for some photo ops at Do Re Mi Fa Sol la Si Do Quebec, see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, and take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City online attractions planner.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Quebec City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You've now added Toronto Zoo to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Distillery District and Royal Ontario Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toronto trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Quebec City to Toronto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Granville Island as well as Stanley Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, then stroll around Stanley Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

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

Getting from Toronto to Vancouver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

3
nights
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.
Miniature World has been added to your itinerary. Inner Harbour and Craigdarroch Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Royal BC Museum and British Columbia Parliament Buildings. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip planning site.

Drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kelowna.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

2
nights
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery, learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, and then kick back and relax at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan and then learn about winemaking at The Vibrant Vine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna road trip site.

Fly from Victoria to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

West Kelowna
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Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Lake Okanagan ©
Lake Okanagan

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Valley Zipline Adventures, Canmore Cave Tours, Helicopter Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, then kick your exploration up a notch at Valley Zipline Adventures, then explore the activities along Emerald Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of Icefields Parkway.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kelowna to Banff National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Banff National Park is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canmore, Emerald Lake, Valley Zipline Adventures
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Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, walk around Fort Calgary, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cold Garden Beverage Company.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Calgary sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, Calgary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

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