22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Quebec City
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Gros Morne National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
7
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Grouse Mountain. Visit Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Stanley Park, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Gastown, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Vancouver, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grouse Mountain
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, then admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Royale.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quebec City day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Quebec City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Quebec City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

1
day
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 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toronto.

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
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, take a stroll through The Distillery District, and then admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then look for gifts at Soma Chocolate Maker.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto travel planner .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

1
night
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Gros Morne National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Gros Morne, then look for gifts at The Glass Station, and then stroll through Shallow Bay Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gros Morne National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Toronto to Gros Morne National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Gros Morne National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Gros Morne National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Shallow Bay Beach ©
Shallow Bay Beach
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of SS Atlantic Heritage Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, then take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally stroll through McCormacks Beach Provincial Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Halifax tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Halifax, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, McCormacks Beach Provincial Park, SS Atlantic Heritage Park
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
St. Paul's Church ©
St. Paul's Church

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Get outdoors at Icefields Parkway and Parker Ridge Trail. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Halifax to Banff National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Halifax to Banff National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Halifax in August; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Edith Cavell, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, trek along Angel Glacier, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

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