24 days in Canada, Grand Rapids & Erie Itinerary

24 days in Canada, Grand Rapids & Erie Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
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London, Canada
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids, United States
— 2 nights
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Erie, United States
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 4 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 5 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
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Toronto, Canada

— 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 1st (Fri): walk around High Park, see some colorful creatures with Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre, and then find something for the whole family at Canada's Wonderland. Keep things going the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery, and then admire the masterpieces at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Toronto road trip site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Toronto. October in Toronto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Toronto

Side Trip

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London, Canada

— 2 nights

The Forest City

It's home to a diverse population and perched on the River Thames, but that's where the similarities end between the city of London in Canada, and it's much more famous British counterpart.
On the 3rd (Sun), let little ones run wild at Springbank Park and then stroll around Victoria Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Grand Bend Beach and then stroll around Pinery Provincial Park.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the London route builder website.

Traveling by car from Toronto to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in London

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Grand Rapids, United States

— 2 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Nelis' Dutch Village and then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from London to Grand Rapids in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Grand Rapids due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Erie.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Erie, United States

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Change things up with these side-trips from Erie: Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum (in Jamestown) and Panama Rocks Scenic Park (in Panama). There's still lots to do: walk around Presque Isle State Park, cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, and try to win big at Presque Isle Downs and Casino.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Erie day trip planning website.

You can fly from Grand Rapids to Erie in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Erie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Niagara Falls, Canada

— 4 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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, stroll through Butterfly Conservatory, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a peaceful walk through Louth Conservation Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls attractions planner.

Getting from Erie to Niagara Falls by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Toronto, Canada

— 5 nights

New York City of Canada

Enjoy Toronto some more: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, stop by Kensington Market, and get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Toronto trip tool.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

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 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Watson's Mill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and then stop by ByWard Market. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Toronto in October, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then look for gifts at La Cour des Arts du Vieux-Montreal, and finally pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then walk around Mount Royal Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal trip builder app.

Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Montreal, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

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Quebec City, Canada

— 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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin, and stop by Quartier Petit Champlain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Quebec City sightseeing planner.

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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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.

Quebec travel guide

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Canada's only predominately French-speaking province, Quebec boasts a French heritage that not only sets it apart from other parts of this sprawling country, but also from the rest of the continent. A trip to Quebec allows tourists to discover a land with a European look and feel, which you can best appreciate by immersing yourself in the region's bistro culture. Like the rest of Canada, this province features impressive natural attractions, which many choose to discover on a network of nearly 3,500 km (2,100 mi) of bicycle paths. For an urban experience, add Montreal to your Quebec sightseeing itinerary and discover a busy metropolis with a perfect blend of history-steeped neighborhoods and trendy districts offering modern distractions for every traveler's taste.