15 days in Canada & Manchester Itinerary

15 days in Canada & Manchester Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Nanaimo, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 25th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manchester tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport. In July, daytime highs in Manchester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chester Zoo, Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry, Kinder Scout, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill ©
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Kinder Scout ©
Kinder Scout

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and then make a trip to Granville Island.

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You can fly from Manchester to Vancouver in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

1
night
Nanaimo, Canada

Nanaimo ©
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Maffeo Sutton Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, thenidentify plant and animal life at Pipers Lagoon Park, and finally walk around Newcastle Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nanaimo holiday site.

Fly from Vancouver to Nanaimo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Nanaimo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island
Pipers Lagoon Park ©
Pipers Lagoon Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Tofino, Canada

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hike along Pacific Rim National Park, thenstroll through Long Beach, and then stop by Rubio. On your second day here, stroll through Cox Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, thenview the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Tofino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Tofino is a bit cooler than Nanaimo - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Kamloops.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

1
night
Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops ©
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.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Kamloops Longboard Park, trek along Kamloops Rivers Trail, and then walk around Riverside Park - Centre of the City.

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You can fly from Tofino to Kamloops in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kamloops Rivers Trail ©
Kamloops Rivers Trail
Kamloops Longboard Park ©
Kamloops Longboard Park
Riverside Park - Centre of the City ©
Riverside Park - Centre of the City

4
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon. There's much more to do: hike along Bald Hills, explore the activities along Honeymoon Lake, cruise along Columbia Ice Field, and explore and take pictures at Highway 93A.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Jasper National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamloops to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

3
nights
Calgary, Canada

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 6th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then stroll around Prince's Island Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, thenexplore and take pictures at Fort Calgary, thenhike along Cory and Edith Passes, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fullerton Loop Trail.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Calgary trip site.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Calgary takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, Calgary is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cory and Edith Passes
Highlights from your plan
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Cory and Edith Passes ©
Cory and Edith Passes
Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park

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