48 days in Canada Itinerary

48 days in Canada Itinerary

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48 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Kinshasa
Fly:  24​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Montreal
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
8
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
9
Banff National Park
— 7 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + shuttle + Fly:  12​h 45​min
10
Gros Morne National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Kinshasa

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.
Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Marineland. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Water Walk, learn about winemaking at Caroline Cellars Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online tour itinerary planner .

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Niagara Falls is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kinshasa in September; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Caroline Cellars Winery
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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: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, trek along Gatineau Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ottawa online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Toronto in September, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

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

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.
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, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Quebec City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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.
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, hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, and stroll through Mount Royal Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal online road trip planner .

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Montreal, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

5
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, explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Montreal to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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 out of Victoria with an excursion to East Sooke Regional Park in Sooke--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, see the interesting displays at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and explore and take pictures at Beacon Hill Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Victoria trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Victoria are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Saanich, East Sooke Regional Park
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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, get outside with Lac Beauvert, trek along Skyline Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Freewheel cycle.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Victoria to Jasper National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Victoria in October; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach 12°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

7
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: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, get outside with Via Ferrata, and explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon.

Planning Banff National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

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

4
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 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Gros Morne, explore the activities along Trout River Pond, stroll through Lookout Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Tablelands.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gros Morne National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Gros Morne National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Gros Morne National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in October, with highs in Gros Morne National Park at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove), Suttles & Seawinds (in Mahone Bay) and St. John's Anglican Church (in Lunenburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Province House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halifax online travel planner .

Fly from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gros Morne National Park in October; daily highs in Halifax reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Suttles & Seawinds, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, St. John's Anglican Church
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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