15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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15 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h
3
Victoria
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Do your shopping at Art Gallery Of Golden-Kicking Horse Culture and Wilsons Mountain Sports. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunshine Meadows and Vermilion Lakes. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Golden (Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge & Kicking Horse Mountain Resort) and Yoho National Park (Takakkaw Falls & Emerald Lake). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (15°C), and nights are cooler (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Golden
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain
Sunshine Meadows ©
Sunshine Meadows

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.
On the 13th (Thu), shop like a local with Mountain Galleries, then hike along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Edith Cavell. On your second day here, hike along Maligne Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park vacation planning app .

You can take a shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

4
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Head to Russell Books and Cherry Bomb Toys Ltdfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to French Beach Provincial Park and The Raptors. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Saltwest Naturals (in Sooke) and Enrico Winery (in Mill Bay). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Miniature World, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, make a trip to Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Jasper National Park to Victoria takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Victoria. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, Victoria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

French Beach Provincial Park, The Raptors, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Enrico Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park
Enrico Winery ©
Enrico Winery

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shannon Falls Provincial Park, have fun and explore at Science World at TELUS World of Science, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Granville Island Public Market, and finally kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Robson Street, contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek, and then stroll through Spanish Banks.

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You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

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