9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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9 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  4​h
1
Niagara Falls
— Few hours
2
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
3
Banff National Park
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
4
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Montreal
— 1 day
6
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Boston

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

1
night
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 (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto vacation planning tool .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada ©
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada

1
day
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.
Before you visit Banff National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Toronto to Banff National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (56°F), and nights are colder (30°F). You'll set off for Vancouver on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then head off the coast to Granville Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Vancouver driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Banff National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

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

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Montreal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Montreal due to the time zone difference. In May in Montreal, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Peace Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and finally take a stroll through ByWard Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa trip maker .

You can take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ottawa are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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