10 days in Canada Itinerary

10 days in Canada Itinerary

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10 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
1
Ottawa
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Halifax
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Saint John
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Quebec City
— 2 nights
5
Montreal
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h
7
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Vancouver
— 1 night
End: Vancouver

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hours
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.
For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ottawa trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ottawa. In October, daytime highs in Ottawa are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Ottawa

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Halifax

Halifax ©
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 10th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Halifax route planner .

You can fly from Ottawa to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa to Halifax, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

1
night
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids, then look for all kinds of wild species at Irving Nature Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Loyalist House, and finally hunt for treasures at Saint John City Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): stroll around Rockwood Park and then explore the world behind art at New Brunswick Museum.

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

You can fly from Halifax to Saint John in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Halifax in October since evenings lows in Saint John dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
New Brunswick Museum ©
New Brunswick Museum
Saint John City Market ©
Saint John City Market

2
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec and then get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip planner .

Getting from Saint John to Quebec City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint John to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint John in October since evenings lows in Quebec City dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

1
night
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 14th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Montreal vacation planning website .

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Montreal sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Museums
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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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 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, then make a trip to CN Tower, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Banff National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Gastown, then explore the activities along English Bay, and then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 16°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Gastown ©
Gastown
English Bay ©
English Bay

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