30 days in Canada Itinerary

30 days in Canada Itinerary

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30 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras)
Fly + train:  23​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Montreal
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + foot:  10​h
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— Few hours
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Chennai (Madras)

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), try to win big at Niagara Fallsview Casino and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, then get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary website .

Chennai (Madras), India to Niagara Falls is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Niagara Falls, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in September, you will find days in Niagara Falls are little chillier (28°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Casinos
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©

4
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: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and stop by Soma Chocolate Maker.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto online day trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Toronto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

3
nights
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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, wander the streets of Place Royale, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quebec City holiday planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Quebec City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toronto in September since evenings lows in Quebec City dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montreal online holiday maker .

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Montreal are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Ottawa.

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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

3
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, wander the streets of ByWard Market, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and trek along Gatineau Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Ottawa, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, and steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ottawa to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

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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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, choose your vessel at Pure Outdoors, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Central Saanich.

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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

few
hours
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. On the 25th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then take a stroll through Beacon Hill Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Central Saanich trip builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Central Saanich in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in September since evenings lows in Central Saanich dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Central Saanich

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Victoria
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

4
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, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Central Saanich to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Central Saanich in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Vancouver. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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