10 days in Canada Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Fly to Washington


Vancouver — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Gastown. Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Conservatory, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online trip planner.

Washington, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Get some cultural insight at Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Banff Park Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 56°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Toronto.
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Toronto — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame and then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then admire the striking features of CN Tower, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Distillery Historic District.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toronto day trip planner.

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in May: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive 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.
On the 20th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then make a trip to Niagara Falls Canada.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls itinerary maker app.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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Canada travel guide

Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
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.