8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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8 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
1
Toronto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + Fly + bus:  8​h
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 day
Fly:  45​min
5
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Montreal
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
End: Toronto

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day
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toronto day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Toronto. In July, daytime highs in Toronto are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Shopping
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CN Tower
CN Tower
St. Lawrence Market ©
St. Lawrence Market
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Takakkaw Falls and Johnston Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise and admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Niagara Falls to Banff National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Victoria, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, stroll through Kitsilano Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Granville Island.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in July, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
English Bay ©
English Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal trip maker app .

Fly from Vancouver to Montreal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Montreal. July in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

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