12 days in Canada Itinerary

12 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip itinerary planner

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Vancouver
Drive
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Kamloops
— 1 night
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edmonton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calgary
— 1 night
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 1 night
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Vancouver

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.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Vancouver vacation maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Vancouver. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Kamloops.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Kamloops

— 1 night

Tournament Capital of Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Peterson Creek Park and then stroll around McArthur Island Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kamloops trip planning app.

Getting from Vancouver to Kamloops by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Jasper National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, get great views at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field, and finally admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and finally stop by Candy Bears' Lair.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jasper National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kamloops to Jasper National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamloops to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Edmonton

— 2 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get in on the family fun at World Waterpark, get in on the family fun at Fort Edmonton Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Life. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Alberta Legislature Building, then get engrossed in the history at Historic McKay Avenue School Archives and Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Whyte Avenue.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edmonton journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Edmonton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in June since evenings lows in Edmonton dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Calgary.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

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 19th (Sat): head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Calgary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Calgary sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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.
On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at The Historic Luxton Home Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Calgary in June: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kelowna

— 1 night

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery and then let little ones run wild at Davison Orchards Country Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): stroll around Waterfront Park, then explore the activities along Lake Okanagan, then admire the natural beauty at Guisachan Heritage Park, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Myra Canyon Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kelowna trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Kelowna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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.