12 days in Vancouver & Jasper National Park Itinerary

12 days in Vancouver & Jasper National Park Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  30 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Spanish Banks and Third Beach. Relax by the water at Jericho Beach and English Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Squamish (Shannon Falls Provincial Park & Stawamus Chief Park), Richmond (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Steveston Heritage Fishing Village, &more) and Tantalus Provincial Park (in Wynndel, British Columbia). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Strange Fellows Brewing Company, stroll around Harbourview Park, and pause for some photo ops at Golden Tree.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver road trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Vancouver is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Squamish, West Vancouver Seawall, Harbourview Park, Tantalus Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Steveston Heritage Fishing Village ©
Steveston Heritage Fishing Village
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunwapta Falls and Spirit Island. Get outdoors at Athabasca Falls and Mount Edith Cavell. There's lots more to do: hike along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Fort Point Loop Trail ©
Old Fort Point Loop Trail
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

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