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.On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.
For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Montreal trip planner.
Washington, USA to Montreal is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Montreal to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough 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.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Granville Island and Gastown. Kids will appreciate attractions like Stanley Park and Vancouver Seawall. There's much more to do: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore the activities along English Bay, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.
For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver online road trip planner.
Fly from Montreal to Vancouver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Montreal to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Vancouver are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can 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.Kids will appreciate attractions like Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Park Museum. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise, view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery, and stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner.
You can fly from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park 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 much colder with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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): examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame and then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Distillery Historic District.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Toronto trip itinerary planner.
Fly from Banff National Park to Toronto in 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 a bit 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 12th (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.Kick 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 explore and take pictures at Niagara Falls Canada.
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls route planner.
You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.