43 days in Canada Itinerary

43 days in Canada Itinerary

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43 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  17​h
1
Montreal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Halifax
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Gros Morne National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  16​h 15​min
6
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
7
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Victoria
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
10
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Toronto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Lagos

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montreal trip planner .

Lagos, Nigeria to Montreal is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lagos in August; daily highs in Montreal reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

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.
Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Canyon Sainte-Anne in Beaupre--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quebec, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Quebec City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Canyon Sainte-Anne
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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

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, trek along Gatineau Park, and appreciate the history behind National War Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Ottawa

#Museums, #Trails, #Parks

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

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and finally take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Halifax trip planner .

You can fly from Ottawa to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

3
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Gros Morne, take in the exciting artwork at Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc., trek along Lookout Trail, and stop by Gros Morne Crafts.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gros Morne National Park visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Halifax in September, with highs in Gros Morne National Park at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands

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: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, hike along Skyline Trail, admire all the interesting features of Angel Glacier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gros Morne National Park to Jasper National Park in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Jasper National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gros Morne National Park in September since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

5
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, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, and identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park holiday planner .

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

2
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's much more to do: hike along International Peace Park Hike, take a tour by water with Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon, and head outdoors with Bear's Hump.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Waterton Lakes National Park journey maker .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, you will find days in Waterton Lakes National Park are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Waterton Lake National Park ©
Waterton Lake National Park
Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon
Bear's Hump ©
Bear's Hump

1
night
Victoria

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal BC Museum and then admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, then wander the streets of Beacon Hill Park, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Square.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip maker site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Waterton Lakes National Park to Victoria in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in September since evenings lows in Victoria dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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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, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, head off the coast to Granville Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver travel route planner.

Fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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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: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, examine the collection at Casa Loma, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel route website .

Getting from Toronto to Niagara Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©

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