18 days in Canada Itinerary

18 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada visit planner

Make it your trip
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Toronto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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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.
Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to St. Lawrence Market and Ben McNally Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of Mackenzie House, and admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toronto online trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Toronto is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Toronto, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lahore in January; daily highs in Toronto reach -1°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Quebec City

— 2 nights
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
On the 18th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Quebec City online journey planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Quebec City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Quebec City hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then look for gifts at F1 Boutique Canada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and then learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montreal sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in January, Montreal is a bit warmer at night with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then explore the galleries of Orange Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada and then take a stroll through ByWard Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Samson Native Gallery and Wilsons Mountain Sports. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Banff National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. January in Banff National Park sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Vancouver

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Wreck Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spanish Banks, take in the exciting artwork at Ukama Gallery, walk around Stanley Park, and don't miss a visit to Vancouver Biennale.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver online day trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Vancouver by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in January; daily highs in Vancouver reach 8°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Canada travel guide

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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.