17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

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Gaspe
— 1 night
Fly to Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport, Drive to L'Etang-du-Nord
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L'Etang-du-Nord, Ile du Cap aux Meules
— 2 nights
Drive to Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport, Fly to Charlottetown Airport
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Charlottetown
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 5 nights
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Saint John
— 1 night
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Gros Morne National Park
— 2 nights
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St. John's
— 3 nights
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Gaspe

Gaspé is a city at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Forillon National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Gaspe trip maker site.

Montreal to Gaspe is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in August, with highs in Gaspe at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to L'Etang-du-Nord.

Things to do in Gaspe

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Ecomusee de la Mi-Careme, make a trip to Phare du Borgot, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ateleir Galerie Mario Beaudoin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the L'Etang-du-Nord online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gaspe to L'Etang-du-Nord. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gaspe to L'Etang-du-Nord. Traveling from Gaspe in August, L'Etang-du-Nord is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charlottetown.

Things to do in L'Etang-du-Nord

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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Charlottetown

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Beaconsfield Historic House, then get engrossed in the history at Orwell Corner Historic Village, and then take a memorable tour with Tranquility Cove Adventures. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Brackley Beach, then steep yourself in history at Green Gables, then stroll through Cavendish Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Matos Winery & Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottetown trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from L'Etang-du-Nord to Charlottetown. In August, daytime highs in Charlottetown are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

5
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Halifax

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Popular historic sites such as Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and St. Paul's Church are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour), Martinique Beach Provincial Park (in East Petpeswick) and Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Garrison Brewing Co..

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

Getting from Charlottetown to Halifax by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

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Saint John

Canada's Irish City

An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids, then browse the exhibits of Buckland Merrifield Gallery, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint John trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Halifax to Saint John in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint John when traveling from Halifax in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Saint John

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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Gros Morne National Park

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Tablelands and then trek along Lookout Hills Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Gros Morne, then contemplate the waterfront views at Berry Hill Pond Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, and finally stop by Gros Morne Crafts.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gros Morne National Park online journey planner.

Fly from Saint John to Gros Morne National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Saint John to Gros Morne National Park, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint John in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gros Morne National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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St. John's

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
The Rooms and Johnson Geo Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Middle Cove Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Signal Hill, visit George Street, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. John's trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to St. John's takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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.

Iles de la Madeleine travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Breweries · Landmarks
Magdalen Islands is one of two municipalities forming the urban agglomeration of Magdalen Islands in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region and the population is 12,291 as of the Canada 2011 Census.As part of a municipal reorganization across Quebec, the seven communities of the Magdalen Islands amalgamated to form the municipality of Magdalen Islands on January 1, 2002. However, after a referendum in 2004 the community of Grosse-Île decided to split from the municipality, effective January 1, 2006. Although Grindstone likewise voted to split in the same referendum, it did not actually do so.CommunitiesThe following are the six formerly independent communities that constitute Magdalen Islands:Grindstone (Cap-aux-Meules)Located on Grindstone Island (Île du Cap aux Meules in French), Grindstone was settled as early as the 19th century. Before the 2002 amalgamation, it was the Magdalen Islands' smallest community in land area, but because of its location at the centre of the archipelago, it has become the most important business centre of the islands and, as such, was named "Capital of the Islands." The ferry servicing Cap-aux-Meules to Souris, Prince Edward Island constitutes the archipelago's only port of entry by sea.

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Prince Edward Island travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Garden of the Gulf
Canada's only island province, Prince Edward Island earned the nickname the "Garden of the Gulf" thanks to its pastoral landscape of rolling green hills and a patchwork of cultivated fields. The country's smallest province in terms of land and population, the island boasts a long coastline marked by sandy beaches, making up in visual appeal what they lack in modern infrastructure. It's easy to get away from everyone during a vacation in Prince Edward Island, as this photogenic landmass features just a scattering of small towns housing warmhearted locals stubbornly clinging to their easygoing lifestyle. Begin your Prince Edward Island tour in Charlottetown, the quaint provincial capital with a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

New Brunswick travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Parks
Pristine natural scenery, photogenic little towns, charming beaches, and sprawling parks remain top reasons to take a trip to New Brunswick. This relatively small Canadian province with a long Atlantic coastline remains sparsely populated, the majority of its area covered with dense forests. Five scenic drives intersect the region, allowing visitors to spend their New Brunswick holiday sightseeing from the comfort of a rented car or bicycle. If you prefer to stay near the water, don't miss the world-famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides, several species of whales, and quaint seaside settlements maintaining their own slow pace of life.

Newfoundland travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · Historic Walking Areas · Hiking Trails
One of the world's biggest islands, Newfoundland sits just off North America's eastern coastline, blocking the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and forming the largest estuary on the planet. A trip to Newfoundland reveals a place distinct from the rest of Canada, where even local time ticks away at its own pace--the island's time zone is 30 minutes ahead of the mainland's. Water remains the lifeblood of this land at the edge of the continent, so most holidays in Newfoundland include some form of sea-related activities. You can fish, sail, whale watch, explore lighthouses, and observe majestic icebergs as they drift by the island's rugged coastline.