14 days in Canada Itinerary

14 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kamloops
— 1 night
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Calgary
— 3 nights

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Vancouver

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hells Gate in Hope (about 2h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Vancouver ChinaTown, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and visit Gastown.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vancouver tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Vancouver International Airport, Nanaimo International Air And Space Port / RCAF Nanaimo Base, Abbotsford International Airport and Victoria International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Vancouver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kamloops.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): do a tasting at Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kamloops road trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Kamloops by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Wineries
Highlights from your trip

Jasper National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Jasper SkyTram, and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Maligne Lake, step off the mainland to explore Spirit Island, then take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, and finally test the waters at Miette Hot Springs.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Kamloops to Jasper National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kamloops to Jasper National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Banff National Park

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Yoho National Park Visitor Centre (in Field) and Tangle Creek Falls (in Jasper National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive, and take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip maker site.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in September: highs in Banff National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 36°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calgary: Drumheller (Orkney Viewpoint & Royal Tyrrell Museum). The adventure continues: walk around Fort Calgary, grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System, wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk, and head off the coast to Prince's Island Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary trip maker website.

Getting from Banff National Park to Calgary by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calgary: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 41°F at night.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Events · Nature · Historic Sites

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.