42 days in Canada Itinerary

42 days in Canada Itinerary

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42 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Montreal
1
Montreal
— 3 nights
2
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
7
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
9
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
10
Rocky Harbour
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
11
Quebec City
— 3 nights
End: Montreal

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and have some family-friendly fun at Maeva Surf.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Montreal. In July, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maeva Surf
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

3
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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.
Take a break from Ottawa with a short trip to Omega Park in Montebello, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, get engrossed in the history at Canadian War Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ottawa trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omega 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
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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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, wildlife, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel, make a trip to Journey Behind the Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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: admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, wander the streets of The Distillery District, see the interesting displays at Casa Loma, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Toronto driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Toronto, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

4
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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: walk around Stanley Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

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

Fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

4
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, wildlife, parks, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Butchart Gardens, ponder the world of politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip tool .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

4
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Canmore (Big Head Sculpture & Quarry Lake). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, and take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Banff National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in August, plan for little chillier nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Canmore
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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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 a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Edith Cavell, and explore the activities along Medicine Lake.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
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Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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nights
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Venture out of the city with trips to Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax online trip builder .

Getting from Jasper National Park to Halifax by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Halifax is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in August since evenings lows in Halifax dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rocky Harbour.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Rocky Harbour

Rocky Harbour ©
Rocky Harbour is a town located on the western edge of Newfoundland, near the entrance to Bonne Bay. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Gros Morne National Park. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, trek along Gros Morne, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bonne Bay Marine Station.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Harbour tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Halifax to Rocky Harbour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Halifax in August since evenings lows in Rocky Harbour dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Rocky Harbour

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Gros Morne, Bonne Bay Marine Station
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne
Bonne Bay Marine Station ©
Bonne Bay Marine Station

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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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, walk around Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, appreciate the history behind Joan of Arc, and learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Quebec City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Rocky Harbour to Quebec City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rocky Harbour to Quebec City. Traveling from Rocky Harbour in August, expect Quebec City to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

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