12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Toronto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive
4
Toronto
— 1 night
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
5
Ottawa
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Montreal
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): walk around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver day trip planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vancouver is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park.

Make your Toronto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Vancouver to Toronto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Toronto. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Niagara Falls

— 1 day
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 22nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, then explore and take pictures at Niagara Falls Canada, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Toronto

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toronto online route planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Toronto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Gatineau Park, take a stroll through ByWard Market, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Gingerbread Man.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa online attractions planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ottawa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then stroll around Mount Royal Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.