39 days in Canada Itinerary

39 days in Canada Itinerary

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39 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h
2
Charlottetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Saint John
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint Andrews
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Montreal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
10
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
11
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Calgary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
13
Toronto
— 3 nights
End: Toronto

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oakes Garden Theatre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trius Winery and Dufferin Islands Park. Get a sense of the local culture at White Water Walk and Caroline Cellars Winery. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip maker app .

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk

3
nights
Charlottetown

Charlottetown ©
The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Tryon Lighthouse and Founders' Hall CLOSED and FOR SALE. Discover out-of-the-way places like Green Gable Alpacas and St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottetown: Anne of Green Gables Museum (in Kensington) and St. Mary's Church (in Indian River). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Victoria Row, stop by Bayberry Lane, browse the exhibits of Lorimer Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Beaconsfield Historic House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlottetown tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Charlottetown takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Charlottetown. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Charlottetown, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint John.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Mary's Church, Cape Tryon Lighthouse, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Green Gable Alpacas
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Beaconsfield Historic House ©
Beaconsfield Historic House
Cape Tryon Lighthouse ©
Cape Tryon Lighthouse
Green Gable Alpacas ©
Green Gable Alpacas

3
nights
Saint John

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
On the 8th (Tue), walk around Irving Nature Park, admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market. On the next day, admire the striking features of Loyalist House and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint John travel route planner .

Getting from Charlottetown to Saint John by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Charlottetown in September since evenings lows in Saint John dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint Andrews.

Things to do in Saint John

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Zipline
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
New Brunswick Museum
New Brunswick Museum

1
night
Saint Andrews

Offering everything from fine dining and seaside camping, to whale watching and golfing, Saint Andrews remains a premier vacation destination in New Brunswick's far southwest corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sheriff Andrews House, then contemplate the long history of Charlotte County Archives, then head outdoors with St. Andrews Ocean Adventures, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint Andrews route builder tool .

You can drive from Saint John to Saint Andrews in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saint Andrews are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Saint Andrews

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Andrews Ocean Adventures ©
St. Andrews Ocean Adventures
Charlotte County Archives ©
Charlotte County Archives

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Notre-Dame Basilica and St. Patrick's Basilica. Get some historical perspective at Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Laurentian Mountains, take in the history at Place Jacques-Cartier, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and make a trip to La Grande Roue de Montreal.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montreal day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Saint Andrews to Montreal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Andrews to Montreal is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Andrews in September, Montreal is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Place Jacques-Cartier ©
Place Jacques-Cartier

4
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.
Visit Old Quebec and Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Place Royale and Morrin Centre. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip builder tool .

Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Morrin Centre ©
Morrin Centre

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Canada Village and Notre Dame Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Brockville Railway Tunnel (Open April through October) and Laurier House National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rideau Canal, see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, get engrossed in the history at Canadian War Museum, and wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ottawa day trip planning website .

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Upper Canada Village, Brockville Railway Tunnel (Open April through October)
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Upper Canada Village ©
Upper Canada Village
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bloedel Conservatory and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. When in Vancouver, make a side trip to see Leghorn Ranch in Pitt Meadows, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Stanley Park and take in the views from Lions Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ottawa to Vancouver in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Ottawa in September, plan for slightly colder days in Vancouver, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Leghorn Ranch
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Scenic Marine Route. Get outdoors at Zipline and Clover Point Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Westsong Walkway.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. September in Victoria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Zipline

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunwapta Falls and Old Fort Point Loop Trail. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, trek along Angel Glacier, and stroll through Wilcox Pass.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Jasper National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Victoria to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Victoria in September, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yoho National Park and Sentinel Pass. Get in touch with nature at Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Parker Ridge Trail, explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

Make your Banff National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Parker Ridge Trail ©
Parker Ridge Trail

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Tyrrell Museum, Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, Fort Calgary, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Midnapore Chapel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre. Keep things going the next day: mix with locals at Calgary Stampede.

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Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calgary, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 0°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Calgary

Events Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, Royal Tyrrell Museum
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Calgary Stampede ©
Calgary Stampede
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary ©
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bad Axe Throwing as well as Yonge-Dundas Square. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Yonge-Dundas Square, then explore the galleries of HMCS Haida National Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, and finally glide through natural beauty at Hilton Falls Conservation Area. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Calgary to Toronto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in October, with highs in Toronto at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Wildlife Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory ©
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site

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