60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip itinerary planner

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Saint John
— 3 nights
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Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gros Morne National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Victoria
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Fly
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Toronto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
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Quebec City
— 5 nights
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Montreal
— 5 nights

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Saint John

— 3 nights

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint John: Fundy National Park (in Alma) and Fundy Trail Parkway (in St. Martins). There's still lots to do: stroll around Irving Nature Park, admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids, and admire the striking features of Loyalist House.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint John trip itinerary planning app.

Montreal to Saint John is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, Saint John is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Halifax.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks · Nature · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Halifax

— 3 nights
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.
When in Halifax, make a side trip to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, approximately Peggy's Cove away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, take in the waterfront at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Halifax online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint John to Halifax takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint John in September since evenings lows in Halifax dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Gros Morne National Park

— 6 nights

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Tablelands, get a taste of the local shopping with Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc., enjoy the sea views from Cow Head Lighthouse, and take an in-depth tour of Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Halifax in September, with highs in Gros Morne National Park at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:

Banff National Park

— 7 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Sentinel Pass, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Banff National Park, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Banff National Park is little chillier than Gros Morne National Park - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:

Yoho National Park

— 5 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Sherbrooke Lake, hike along Burgess Shale, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park with the Route module. In October in Yoho National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Jasper National Park

— 7 nights
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, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Skyline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, and step off the mainland to explore Spirit Island.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yoho National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 21:

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Miniature World, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Victoria online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Victoria takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Victoria. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect Victoria to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Vancouver

— 6 nights

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 25th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, and take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip planning site.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

Toronto

— 5 nights

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.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Toronto is 3 hours. In October in Toronto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights
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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Ottawa

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, then stop by ByWard Market, and then appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Ottawa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Niagara Falls in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ottawa: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Quebec City

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Quebec City's surroundings by going to Canyon Sainte-Anne (in Beaupre) and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, stroll through The Battlefields Park, and admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in November, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Montreal

— 5 nights

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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Montreal trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Quebec City in November: highs in Montreal hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

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.