12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Montreal
— 1 night
2
Quebec City
— 2 nights
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
4
Toronto
— 1 night
5
Banff National Park
— 1 night
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
7
Vancouver
— 2 nights

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montreal online trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Montreal is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Montreal is minus 5 hours. In July, Montreal is a bit warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
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Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale and then immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Quebec City trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Montreal in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Quebec City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

1
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 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Toronto journey builder site.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Toronto sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls and then explore the activities along Peyto Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Agnes and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect nights in Banff National Park to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and then stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Banff National Park in July since evenings lows in Victoria dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), walk around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then explore and take pictures at Granville Island.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in July: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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