13 days in Canada Itinerary

13 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Toronto
— 1 night
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
2
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Halifax
— 1 day
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
5
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Victoria
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 1 day
Fly
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Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly

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Toronto

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sun), don't miss a visit to CN Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Toronto trip maker site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Toronto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about all things military at Canadian War Museum, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica. On your second day here, engage your brain at Canadian Museum of Nature, take in panoramic vistas at Peace Tower, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ottawa road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Toronto in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Montreal

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then make a trip to Crescent Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, and then examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex.

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Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Halifax

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halifax day trip planner.

You can fly from Montreal to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Halifax, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Banff National Park

— 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, browse the exhibits of Samson Native Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Canada House Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Willock & Sax Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park visit planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Halifax to Banff National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Halifax to Banff National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Banff National Park is a bit cooler than Halifax - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and then admire the striking features of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victoria route planning app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Victoria is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Vancouver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head off the coast to Granville Island and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver online trip builder.

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. September in Vancouver sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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.