9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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9 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  4​h
1
Montreal
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
2
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Toronto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h
End: Boston

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hours
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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montreal tour planner.

Boston, USA to Montreal is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Montreal

#Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, head off the coast to Granville Island, and then wander the streets of Gastown.

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You can fly from Montreal to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Gastown ©
Gastown

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, tee off at Jasper Park Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, then view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, then examine the collection at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, and finally hike along Maligne Canyon.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Jasper National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Golf
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Jasper Art Gallery ©
Jasper Art Gallery

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bow Valley Parkway and Moraine Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, and take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Banff National Park travel 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 August, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Scenic Drive
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

1
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 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Toronto takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Toronto, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Water Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls travel planner .

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory ©
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum ©
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

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