24 days in Canada Itinerary

24 days in Canada Itinerary

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24 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Quebec City
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Montreal
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 30​min
5
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Whistler
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h 45​min
8
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You've added Cameron House, Nathan Phillips Square, Hockey Hall of Fame, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at Cameron House. On the next day, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, then wander the streets of The Distillery District, then get a taste of local nightlife at Reservoir Lounge, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Rex Jazz and Blues Bar.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto online trip builder .

Perth, Australia to Toronto is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Toronto to be much colder, temps between 2°C and -3°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Nightlife Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

4
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.
Old Quebec and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quebec City online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Quebec City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Spas
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to La Grande Roue de Montreal, take a stroll through Plateau Mont-Royal, and then pause for some serene contemplation at AURA Basilique. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, witness the site of a historic battle at Place Jacques-Cartier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Basilica, and finally take a stroll through Quartier des spectacles.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montreal trip site .

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Montreal are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©
St. Patrick's Basilica ©
St. Patrick's Basilica
Quartier des spectacles ©
Quartier des spectacles

2
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 28th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, trek along Rideau Canal, and then steep yourself in history at Laurier House National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings and then look for gifts at ByWard Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ottawa trip planner .

Take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Ottawa, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -9°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway ©
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plain of Six Glaciers and Big Beehive. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and stroll through Lake Agnes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Banff National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in December, things will get slightly colder in Banff National Park: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Crescent Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Granville Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), then browse the exhibits of Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, and finally admire all the interesting features of Bloedel Conservatory.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver visit planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Vancouver by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in January: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 8°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Richmond, Crescent Beach
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach

3
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Step out of the city life by going to Whistler Blackcomb and Momentum Ski Camps - Day Camps. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Black Tusk Trail, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Whistler Suspension Bridge, and gain insight at Ski Esprit.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Whistler road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in January, with highs in Whistler at 1°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Momentum Ski Camps - Day Camps ©
Momentum Ski Camps - Day Camps
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©

1
night
Vancouver

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver planner .

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Whistler in January, with highs in Vancouver at 8°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach

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