29 days in Canada Itinerary

29 days in Canada Itinerary

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29 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Toronto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+3
train + tram + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Montreal
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
6
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
7
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  30​h
End: Dunedin

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, identify plant and animal life at VanDusen Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vancouver vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Dunedin to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

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.
Victoria is known for museums, historic sites, adventure, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, stop by Beehive Wool Shop, and take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Victoria driving holiday planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, get curious at Ontario Science Centre, and shop like a local with St. Lawrence Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto travel route builder tool .

Fly from Victoria to Toronto in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Victoria in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Toronto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

2
nights
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 12th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©

3
nights
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and explore the world behind art at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal vacation website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Montreal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Montreal are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

4
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.
On the 18th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sunshine Village. On the 19th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: trek along Mount St. Piran, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Temple Mountain.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Banff National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Montreal to Banff National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Banff National Park. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

5
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel Glacier, and grab your bike and head to Freewheel cycle.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip app .

You can take a shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Athabasca River ©
Athabasca River

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