16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

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16 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
4
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Montreal, Quebec
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Mexico City

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shannon Falls Provincial Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Vancouver is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Vancouver. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Columbia Icefield Skywalk and Sunwapta Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Maligne Lake and Mount Edith Cavell. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, and trek along Maligne Canyon.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary tool .

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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Jasper National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

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 some cultural sightseeing at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Johnston Canyon. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

3
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quebec and Place Royale. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and Lower Town (Basse-Ville). Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and contemplate the long history of Batterie Royale.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Quebec City in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. In September, Quebec City is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

1
night
Montreal, Quebec

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal attractions planner .

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Montreal are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

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