38 days in Canada Itinerary

38 days in Canada Itinerary

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38 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Montreal
— 4 nights
3
Quebec City
— 4 nights
4
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Toronto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
London
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Glacier National Park of Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Halifax Central Library, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then get a sense of history and politics at Province House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Halifax itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Halifax is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Halifax, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manchester in November: high temperatures in Halifax hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

4
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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, make a trip to Old Montreal, hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market, and see the interesting displays at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montreal travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Montreal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Montreal is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden

4
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.
Quebec City is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, get advice or help at Morrin Centre, witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

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Drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montreal in November, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

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

3
nights
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.
Ottawa is known for museums, trails, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ottawa visit website .

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Quebec City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ottawa, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toronto Zoo, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, and see the interesting displays at Casa Loma.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ottawa in November since evenings lows in Toronto dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

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

2
nights
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 27th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planning site .

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to London.

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
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

1
night
London

London ©
It's home to a diverse population and perched on the River Thames, but that's where the similarities end between the city of London in Canada, and it's much more famous British counterpart.
On the 29th (Sun), get your game on at The Junction Climbing Centre, then have some family-friendly fun at The Next Level, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip site .

Getting from Niagara Falls to London by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to London. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in London

Fun & Games
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The Next Level ©
The Next Level

4
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yoho National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from London to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Banff National Park is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Columbia Icefield Skywalk, stroll through Bald Hills, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around -18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park of Canada.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

1
night
Glacier National Park of Canada

Glacier National Park of Canada
Glacier National Park of Canada shelters free roaming, protected wildlife, from foxes to cougars.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, trek along Rock Garden Trail, and then trek along Loop Brook Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park of Canada trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Glacier National Park of Canada in 5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in December, Glacier National Park of Canada is a bit warmer at night with lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Glacier National Park of Canada

Parks Trails Outdoors
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2
nights
Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb, and then experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Whistler trip builder .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park of Canada to Whistler takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park of Canada to Whistler. Traveling from Glacier National Park of Canada in December, expect Whistler to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Gastown, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online trip builder .

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, Vancouver is somewhat warmer than Whistler - with highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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