A Taste of Canada, A 7-Day Canada itinerary

With this Canada 7-Day Travel Itinerary, you’ll experience some of the best highlights and landmarks. This epic Canada itinerary covers all the prominent spots across the country.

Rideau Canal and Parliament Building Ottawa

Although a 7-day itinerary for Canada might seem like a short period to discover an entire country, you can definitely cover some of the best and most prominent locations. To help you, we have planned one of the best 7-day Canada holiday itineraries ever. More than the Northern provinces of Canada, we have focused on the Western, Central, and Eastern locations. This itinerary is an impeccable choice for those traveling to explore the spectacular scenery, vibrant cities, and quaint coastal villages. 

Day 1

Start your journey with the most popular city, bustling with life and happening events throughout the year – Toronto. From museums to shopping districts, Toronto is an incredible city that must be on your bucket list. While you are there, enjoy the breathtaking views of the CN Tower and maybe even brave the Edge Walk. 

Day 2

After you have covered the most prominent landmarks in Toronto, drive up to Niagara falls. Hands down, Niagara falls is one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders.

Niagara Falls Canadian Side

If you have some time in hand, we recommend you experience the journey behind the falls and take the city cruises that will give you an up-close view of the falls. About a 20-minute drive from Niagara Falls, you’ll also get to explore a mid-19th-century town that is well-known for historical structures and old-style buildings. 

Day 3

Your next ideal destination to explore in Canada is the fascinating city of Quebec. By air, the destination is only about one hour and thirty minutes away. After you’ve checked into the hotel, start your journey with the finest of authentic Quebecois cuisine.

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Place Royale

From breathtaking architecture to splendid culinary adventures, there is so much to see and do in Quebec. Some of the must visit attractions during your trip to Quebec should include Place Royale and Petit-Champlain, Dufferin Terrace & Château Frontenac and Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral.    

Day 4

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Center Block and Peace Tower on Parliament Hill ,Ottawa

Take a road trip to Ottawa and explore the capital city of Canada. Only about 4 hours away from Quebec, Ottawa is a beautiful city that boasts some of the best architecture. One of the most iconic buildings in Ottawa, The Château Laurier a Fairmont hotel could also be your residence for the night. After you’ve checked in, head to the National Gallery of Canada, where you’ll find some impeccable pieces of art including glass and granite structure houses. 

Day 5

With a rich cultural background, Ottawa is filled with historical structures, art galleries & museums and an endless array of parks. Apart from the most obvious landmark Parliament hill, make sure to enjoy the views from the Rideau Canal.

Byword Market, Ottawa
Byward Market, Ottawa

You can also take a city tour on an amphibious bus. Notre-Dame Basilica and the Canadian Museum of History are two of the most iconic sites to explore. End your day with some unique culinary experiences at the oldest and biggest farmer’s markets in Canada – ByWard Market. 

Day 6

Get a morning flight to Calgary from Ottawa. The journey will take you a little over fout hours but it’s truly worth it. Especially for nature lovers, Alberta must be on your list of places to discover next. Within your 7-day Canada itinerary, we recommend you spend at least 2 days to explore the jewel of the Canadian Rockies.

Moraine Lake, BANFF
Moraine Lake, Banff

Start your day early by visiting the most beautiful lake in the Banff National Park – Moraine Lake. Your next stop should be to Lake Louise, located nearby. After you’ve spent some time capturing insta-worthy photographs, drive up to the Bow Valley Parkway & Hike Johnston Canyon. Enjoy the amazing viewpoints and take a short hike through the canyon. Relax and end your day with some good food and shopping in the Banff town. 

Day 7

On Day 2 of your Banff itinerary, you’ll be exploring Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls & Banff Gondola, and Vermilion Lakes for sunset. With some time in hand, you could also consider some things to do at Lake Minnewanka, for instance a fun cruise or a canoeing adventure. 

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Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park

This is also the last day of your 7-day Canada travel itinerary, so make the most of your time in Alberta. With all the incredible memories and photographs, end your last day with a cocktail. Finally, you can pack up to make your way home. 

What is the cheapest month to go to Canada?

Although summers are the best time to be in Canada, winter adventures are equally fun. You may be unable to travel extensively and discover all the places we have listed in this 7 Day Travel holiday tour of Canada. However, you’ll still have many winter adventures to experience. The cheapest month to go to Canada in January, during the peak of winter. 

What month is the best to visit Canada?

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Historic Parliament building, Victoria, Vancouver Island

Spring and summer seasons are the best time to be in Canada, especially if you are an adventure junkie. July and August are the peak months to travel to Canada, and you’ll find that the airfares get pretty expensive. The best time to visit Canada is between April to September. During October and November, changing fall foliage and transitioning seasons are great sight to enjoy. It may get a little colder during these months, but it is still comfortable to be outdoors and explore the destination. 

Canada is undoubtedly one of the most stunning travel destinations in the world. From dazzling cities to great outdoor adventures, Canada has something to offer every type of traveler. As you start planning a cross-country tour, you’ll soon realize that you would want to spend more days exploring this destination.

You might want to check out our 15-day Itinerary for a more thorough exploration of what Canada has to offer.

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