10 days in Canada Itinerary
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Banff National Park
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Drive to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Fly to Washington
Tue, May 4 - Thu, May 13
Montreal — 1 day
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 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal travel planner.
Washington, USA to Montreal is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Montreal, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 3 nights
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Granville Island and Gastown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, explore the activities along English Bay, and stroll through Kitsilano Beach.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary maker website.
Traveling by flight from Montreal to Vancouver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Vancouver. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park — 3 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.Kids will enjoy Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Park Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, explore the galleries of Samson Native Gallery, and stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd.
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You can fly from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect nights in Banff National Park to be cooler, around 30°F, while days are slightly colder, around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.
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Toronto — 2 nights
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then stop by Distillery Historic District.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toronto trip itinerary maker.
Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Toronto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, expect Toronto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 1 night
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.Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planner.
Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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Canada travel guide
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.