10 days in Canada Itinerary

10 days in Canada Itinerary

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10 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Quebec City
— 1 night
6
Montreal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Falls, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Toronto are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Victoria tour itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Victoria to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Victoria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

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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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 14th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Morrin Centre and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City trip planner .

You can fly from Vancouver to Quebec City in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

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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 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montreal visit planner .

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Quebec City in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Montreal: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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