60 days in Canada & Buffalo Itinerary

60 days in Canada & Buffalo Itinerary

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Buffalo, United States
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London, Canada
— 2 nights
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Tobermory, Canada
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
— 4 nights
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Wellington, Canada
— 3 nights
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Kingston, Canada
— 3 nights
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Lunenburg, Canada
— 3 nights
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Halifax, Canada
— 1 night
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Annapolis Royal, Canada
— 3 nights
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Baddeck, Canada
— 4 nights
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Ingonish, Canada
— 2 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
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Barrie, Canada
— 1 night
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Sauble Beach, Canada
— 4 nights
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Thunder Bay, Canada
— 5 nights
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Buffalo, United States

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then admire the striking features of Richardson Olmsted Campus.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Buffalo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Buffalo at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

London, Canada

— 2 nights

The Forest City

It's home to a diverse population and perched on the River Thames, but that's where the similarities end between the city of London in Canada, and it's much more famous British counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Komoka Provincial Park and then stroll through Sifton Bog. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jet Aircraft Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to London. You will leave for Tobermory on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in London

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Tobermory, Canada

— 3 nights

Fresh Water Scuba Diving Capital of the World

At the tip of Bruce Peninsula, little Tobermory is a big tourist destination for visitors interested in learning or perfecting their scuba diving skills.
Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with Divers Den and then examine the collection at St. Edmunds & Peninsula Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tobermory road trip planning site.

Drive from London to Tobermory in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Tobermory

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Toronto, Canada

— 3 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toronto Harbour and Nathan Phillips Square. Get some cultural insight at The Distillery District and The Beach Village. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, admire the natural beauty at Evergreen Brick Works, discover the deep blue sea with Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Bluffers Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tobermory to Toronto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Toronto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Toronto

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

— 4 nights

Loveliest Town in Canada

In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
Visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Wayne Gretzky Estates and Niagara Apothecary Museum. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Niagara on the Lake Heritage District, do a tasting at Pillitteri Estates Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Exchange Brewery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara-on-the-Lake online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Niagara-on-the-Lake are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wellington.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Wellington, Canada

— 3 nights
Nestled along a lakeshore on the edge of a lush provincial park, Wellington serves as a good base for exploring much of Prince Edward County's wine region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sandbanks Estate Winery and Domaine Darius. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sugarbush Vineyards and By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wellington Rotary Beach and view the masterpieces at Armstrong Glassworks.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wellington day trip planning tool.

Drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Wellington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Wellington

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Kingston, Canada

— 3 nights

Limestone City

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Fort Henry National Historic Site and Cathedral of Saint Mary will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Canada's Penitentiary Museum and Engine 1095. There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Kingston Food Tours, explore the world behind art at KINGSTON GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY INC., contemplate the long history of Kingston Mills, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral.

Before you visit Kingston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Wellington to Kingston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Kingston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Lunenburg, Canada

— 3 nights
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Visit Lunenburg Historic District and St. John's Anglican Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Laurie Swim Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Terra Beata Cranberries, and look for gifts at Lexicon Books.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kingston to Lunenburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Lunenburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Halifax, Canada

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Halifax tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Halifax, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Annapolis Royal, Canada

— 3 nights
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Fort Anne National Historic Site and North Hills Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Annapolis Tidal Generating Station. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Port-Royal National Historic Site and examine the collection at O'Dell House Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Annapolis Royal online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Annapolis Royal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Baddeck.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Baddeck, Canada

— 4 nights
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uisge Ban Falls and The Gaelic College. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Bannockburn Tours. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baddeck tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Annapolis Royal to Baddeck takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Baddeck

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Ingonish, Canada

— 2 nights
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tee off at Highlands Links Golf Course, hike along Middle Head Trail, and then cast your line with Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Warren Lake Trail and then hike along Bog Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ingonish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Ingonish takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Ingonish

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ottawa Locks, visit ByWard Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Rideau Hall, get a dose of the wild on Bayou-Outaouais, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa travel route tool.

Getting from Ingonish to Ottawa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barrie.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Barrie, Canada

— 1 night
Barrie is a city in Central Ontario, Canada, on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, the western arm of Lake Simcoe. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Tyndale Park and then do a tasting at Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barrie road trip app.

Fly from Ottawa to Barrie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Barrie, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Sauble Beach.

Things to do in Barrie

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Sauble Beach, Canada

— 4 nights
A vacation in Sauble Beach--home to one of the world's longest freshwater beaches--typically includes a number of water-related activities.
Visit Point Clark Lighthouse and Saugeen River Range Lighthouses for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and Grey Roots Museum & Archives. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sauble Beach: Inglis Falls (in Owen Sound) and Station Beach (in Kincardine). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sauble Beach, tee off at Sauble Golf & Country Club, and admire the sheer force of Sauble Falls Provincial Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sauble Beach online holiday planner.

You can drive from Barrie to Sauble Beach in 2.5 hours. In September, Sauble Beach is slightly colder than Barrie - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thunder Bay.

Things to do in Sauble Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Thunder Bay, Canada

— 5 nights

Canada's Gateway to the West

A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Kakabeka Falls and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort William Historical Park and Mills Block Forest. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Anglican Church, get outside with Prince Arthur's Landing, and admire the sheer force of Silver Falls Provincial Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thunder Bay online trip builder.

Drive from Sauble Beach to Thunder Bay in 15.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sauble Beach in September since evenings lows in Thunder Bay dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Winnipeg, Canada

— 11 nights

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface and Mennonite Heritage Village. Popular historic sites such as The Forks National Historic Site and Sir Hugh John Macdonald House Dalnavert are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Winnipeg side-trips: Winnipeg Beach (in Winnipeg Beach), Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre (in Stony Mountain) and Cat Eye Manitoba Fishing (in Selkirk). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Manitoba Museum, examine the collection at Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Canadian Mint, and take an in-depth tour of Seven Oaks House Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Winnipeg travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 29:

Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Military Museums · History Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Thunder Bay District travel guide

4.4
Monuments · Waterfalls · National Parks