8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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8 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Banff National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Montreal
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner .

Toronto to Niagara Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto road trip website .

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Toronto sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada ©
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada

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night
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 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park visit planning tool .

You can 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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

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

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, examine the collection at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Victoria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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.
On the 29th (Mon), walk around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip app .

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in July: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

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day
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 31st (Wed), make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Vancouver to Montreal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Montreal, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

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