23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

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23 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  25​h
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Ottawa
— 1 night
5
Montreal
— 3 nights
6
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  4​h 30​min
7
Toronto
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Lahore

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver route planning tool .

Lahore, Pakistan to Vancouver is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Lahore to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lahore in December: highs in Vancouver hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

2
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium, view the masterpieces at Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery, and admire all the interesting features of Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Vancouver in December, expect Jasper National Park to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
The Jasper Planetarium ©
The Jasper Planetarium
Whistlers Peak ©
Whistlers Peak

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunshine Village, fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and look for gifts at Wilsons Mountain Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in December, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -19°C, while days are little chillier, around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

1
night
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 25th (Wed): take a stroll through ByWard Market and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Rideau Canal, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ottawa travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Ottawa is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Trails Museums
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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nights
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montreal trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Ottawa to Montreal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Place Royale and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quebec, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, get lost in a book at Morrin Centre, and admire the sheer force of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Quebec City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kids will appreciate attractions like CN Tower and Toronto Zoo. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and get curious at Ontario Science Centre.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toronto travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in January: high temperatures in Toronto hover around -1°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
Ontario Science Centre ©
Ontario Science Centre

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