31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

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31 days in Canada Itinerary

Vienna
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Toronto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
train + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Montreal
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 15​min
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Vienna

3
days
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: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, and take in the views from Humber Bay Arch Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Toronto trip itinerary planner .

Vienna, Austria to Toronto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Vienna to Toronto. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

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

1
day
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 5th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Quebec City.

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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

2
days
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 6th (Mon), take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City route website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Quebec City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montreal.

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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

3
days
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, museums, nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, make a trip to Place d'Armes, and explore the world behind art at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Ottawa.

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ©
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Canadian War Museum and then hike along Rideau Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Montreal to Ottawa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Ottawa dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Banff National 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

5
days
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, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ottawa to Banff National Park by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ottawa in August, with highs in Banff National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

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

3
days
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, stop by Candy Bear Lair, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon
Maligne Canyon
Mt. Edith Cavell ©
Mt. Edith Cavell

3
days
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, take a stroll through Beacon Hill Park, stroll through West Coast Trail, and see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria travel route builder site .

Getting from Jasper National Park to Victoria by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Saanich, West Coast Trail
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

4
days
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, zoos & aquariums, museums, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, take a stroll through Granville Island, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner .

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

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North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge

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