26 days in Canada & Seattle Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 day
Drive
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Quebec City
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Quebec City, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus
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Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Winnipeg, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive to Port Angeles, Ferry to Victoria
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Shirley, Canada
Drive
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Tofino, Canada
— 3 nights
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Fly to Vancouver, Subway to Bridgeport Station Platform 1, Shuttle to Seattle
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night

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Toronto, Canada — 1 day

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 22nd (Mon): engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, browse the different shops at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toronto trip builder site.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. In May in Toronto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls, Canada — 2 nights

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 23rd (Tue), browse the exhibits of Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours, learn about winemaking at Reif Estate Winery, then get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls route builder site.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quebec and Place Royale. Visit Terrasse Dufferin and Lower Town (Basse-Ville) for their historical value. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, brush up on your military savvy at La Citadelle de Quebec, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quebec City itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Quebec City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Montreal.
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Montreal, Canada — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Notre-Dame Basilica and Biodome de Montreal. Appreciate the collections at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, wander the streets of Rue Ste.-Catherine, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montreal online vacation planner.

Fly from Quebec City to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in May: highs in Montreal hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.
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Toronto, Canada — 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Distillery Historic District and Casa Loma. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kew-Balmy Beach and Bloordale Beach. See some other sides of Toronto: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Queen Street, head off the coast to Toronto Island Park, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Ontario.

Find out how to plan Toronto trip without stress by asking Klarna Trips to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Montreal to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Winnipeg.
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Winnipeg, Canada — 3 nights

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Forks National Historic Site and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Cat Eye Manitoba Fishing and Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Bois-des-esprits, stroll around Fort Whyte Alive, and admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Winnipeg trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Toronto to Winnipeg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Calgary.
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Calgary, Canada — 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Stephen Avenue Walk, meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo, and then walk around Heritage Park Historical Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Calgary travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Winnipeg to Calgary by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Calgary due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Winnipeg in June: high temperatures in Calgary hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 2 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.
On the 8th (Thu), visit Vancouver Downtown, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, wander the streets of Granville Island, then take a stroll through Gastown, and finally take a stroll through Yaletown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, then kick back and relax at English Bay Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Calgary to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Vancouver. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.
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Victoria, Canada — 1 night

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, admire the striking features of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, then take in the exciting artwork at Sean Schuster Fine Art Gallery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and finally look for gifts at Stones Jewellery.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Victoria route builder app.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shirley.
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Shirley, Canada

On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Sheringham Point Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirley online visit planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Shirley in an hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria in June: highs in Shirley hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.
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Tofino, Canada — 3 nights

A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mark Penney Gallery and Henry's Carving Shed. Visiting Long Beach and Wild Pacific Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Reflecting Spirit Gallery). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino online journey planner.

You can drive from Shirley to Tofino in 5 hours. In June in Tofino, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 16th (Fri), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, subway, and shuttle from Tofino to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tofino in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C.
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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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