20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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20 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Quesnel
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Kamloops
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Abbotsford
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Ottawa
— 7 nights
train:  3 h
4
Toronto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Ottawa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 45 min
7
Abbotsford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Kamloops
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Quesnel

1
night
Kamloops

Kamloops ©
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aberdeen Mall. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): browse the different shops at Aberdeen Mall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamloops tour website .

Quesnel to Kamloops is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Abbotsford.

Things to do in Kamloops

Shopping
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Aberdeen Mall ©
Aberdeen Mall

2
nights
Abbotsford

Abbotsford ©
Abbotsford is a city located in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, adjacent to Greater Vancouver. On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Mennonite Heritage Museum and then stroll through Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at International Friendship Garden, trek along Discovery Trail, then browse the fresh offerings at Howard Wong Farms, then get engrossed in the history at Clayburn Village Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Field House Brewing Co.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Abbotsford tour planner .

Drive from Kamloops to Abbotsford in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Abbotsford

Parks Outdoors Trails
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International Friendship Garden ©
International Friendship Garden
Mennonite Heritage Museum ©
Mennonite Heritage Museum
Howard Wong Farms ©
Howard Wong Farms

7
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa Locks, National Arts Centre, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Notre Dame Basilica and Rideau Hall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway and Bank of Canada Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ottawa: Cass Bridge Conservation Area (in Winchester), Scheuermann Vinyard and Winery (in Westport) and Upper Canada Village (in Morrisburg). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, hike along Rideau Canal, shop like a local with ByWard Market, and contemplate the long history of Fort Wellington.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ottawa planner .

Getting from Abbotsford to Ottawa by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Abbotsford to Ottawa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Scheuermann Vinyard and Winery, Fort Wellington, Brockville Railway Tunnel (Open April through October), Cass Bridge Conservation Area, Almonte Village
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Upper Canada Village ©
Upper Canada Village

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You've added Allan Gardens Conservatory, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like HMCS Haida National Historic Site and Primitive Designs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Black Creek Pioneer Village and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Bluffs Tours, don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toronto trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Ottawa to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Primitive Designs
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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
HMCS Haida National Historic Site ©
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
Primitive Designs ©
Primitive Designs

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
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.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls tour builder website .

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Caroline Cellars Winery ©
Caroline Cellars Winery
BeauChapeau Hat Shop ©
BeauChapeau Hat Shop

3
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omega Park and Bytown Museum. Visit Fulford Place and Beechwood Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ottawa side-trips: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (in Smiths Falls) and Kemptville Crafters' Market (in Kemptville). See even more of Ottawa: get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, view the masterpieces at Ottawa Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Applecrate Galleries.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Ottawa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abbotsford.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kemptville Crafters' Market, Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, Fulford Place, Omega Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Bytown Museum ©
Bytown Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature
Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario ©
Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

2
nights
Abbotsford

On the 29th (Fri), pick up some local products at Howard Wong Farms, take in nature's colorful creations at Tanglebank Gardens, then browse the different shops at Highstreet, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Redwood Park, and then trek along Discovery Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Abbotsford tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Ottawa to Abbotsford in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Abbotsford is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kamloops.

Things to do in Abbotsford

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Surrey, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Redwood Park ©
Redwood Park

1
night
Kamloops

Kamloops ©
On the 31st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paul Lake Provincial Park and then identify plant and animal life at Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kamloops trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Abbotsford to Kamloops in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Paul Lake Provincial Park ©
Paul Lake Provincial Park
Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area ©

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