17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Calgary
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Revelstoke
— 1 night
Drive
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Kelowna
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Drive to Tofino
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Tofino
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria
— 3 nights
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Calgary

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Calgary tour itinerary maker app.

Toronto to Calgary is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Calgary is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Calgary at 19°C and lows at 3°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Banff National Park

— 3 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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Calgary in May; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 15°C and lows reach -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Revelstoke

— 1 night
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
You've now added Apex Rafting Company to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with Apex Rafting Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Revelstoke sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Revelstoke in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in May, with highs in Revelstoke at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Kelowna

— 3 nights

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kasugai Japanese Garden has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the activities along Lake Okanagan.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Revelstoke to Kelowna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kitsilano Beach as well as Museum of Anthropology. There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and shop like a local with Granville Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kelowna to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vancouver are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tofino

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park, stop by Mermaid Tales Bookshop, hike along Rainforest Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach.

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Getting from Vancouver to Tofino by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Vancouver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tofino, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Victoria

— 3 nights

Garden City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes West Coast Trail as well as Ocean River Sports. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Beacon Hill Park, and step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Tofino to Victoria in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.