13 days in Canada & Mahabalipuram Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Banff National Park, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Mahabalipuram, India
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Vancouver, Canada — 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.
Vancouver is known for parks, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and stop by Gastown.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver tour itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Vancouver. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get much colder in Vancouver: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Montreal.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Montreal, Canada — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then appreciate the history behind Place d'Armes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Montreal holiday maker.

You can fly from Vancouver to Montreal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Montreal. Traveling from Vancouver in December, expect Montreal to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Banff National Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Banff National Park, Canada — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and then trek along Johnston Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park route maker site.

You can fly from Montreal to Banff National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. In December, Banff National Park is little chillier than Montreal - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Toronto.
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Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Toronto, Canada — 3 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.
Toronto is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of CN Tower, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square, and examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto online holiday planner.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Toronto in 6 hours. Other options are to 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 December, you will find days in Toronto are a bit warmer (2°C), and nights are much warmer (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram, India — 2 nights

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Step out of Mahabalipuram with an excursion to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, and make a trip to Pancha Rathas.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Mahabalipuram takes 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Toronto to Mahabalipuram. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get warmer in Mahabalipuram: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Canada travel guide

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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.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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