12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

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1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
2
Whistler
— 1 night
3
Jasper National Park
— 1 day
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
5
Canmore
— 1 night
6
Calgary
— 2 nights

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
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 your second day here, walk around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver journey builder.

Ahmedabad, India to Vancouver is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect Vancouver to be colder, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
night
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Whistler Blackcomb and then head outdoors with Whistler Village Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whistler itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Whistler at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

1
day
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Our Native Land, then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Whistler to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Whistler in December, expect Jasper National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Shopping · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jasper Art Gallery ©
Jasper Art Gallery
Our Native Land ©
Our Native Land
Mountain Galleries ©
Mountain Galleries

3
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Banff Park Museum. Visit Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Cave and Basin National Historic Site for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Banff Avenue, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bankhead Ghost Town, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's of the Assumption.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park journey maker.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Jasper National Park in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from -10°C by day to -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Canmore.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Banff Park Museum ©
Banff Park Museum

1
night
Canmore

Canmore ©
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
On the 2nd (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Canmore Cave Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canmore holiday planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Canmore by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, expect nights in Canmore to be about the same, around -13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Heritage Park Historical Village and then browse the different shops at Stephen Avenue Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Calgary trip planner.

You can drive from Canmore to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Canmore in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Calgary, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk

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