12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— Few hours
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto
— 1 night
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island

Garden City

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 12th (Wed): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens and then have fun and explore at Miniature World.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Victoria tour site.

Sydney, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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Vancouver

Hollywood North

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 13th (Thu), stroll around Stanley Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then explore and take pictures at Granville Island.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreal.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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Montreal

Quebec's Metropolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Vancouver to Montreal in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Montreal. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montreal: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

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Toronto

New York City of Canada

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Toronto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Toronto to Banff National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect nights in Banff National Park to be colder, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.