9 days in Canada Itinerary

9 days in Canada Itinerary

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9 days in Canada Itinerary

Toronto
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Toronto

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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.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner .

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. You'll set off for Toronto on the 29th (Fri).

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Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto vacation maker .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Toronto, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 30th (Sat).

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Banff National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. In December, Banff National Park is cooler than Toronto - with highs of -9°C and lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

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The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Visit Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Wreck Beach and Bloedel Conservatory. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Granville Island, hike along Vancouver Seawall, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Vancouver by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in January: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 7°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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