20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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Banff
— 2 nights
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Jasper
— 3 nights
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Kamloops
— 1 night
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Cache Creek
— 1 night
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Whistler
— 2 nights
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Squamish
— 1 night
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Tofino
— 4 nights
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Nanaimo
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 2 nights

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Banff

Banff ©
The gateway to Canada's oldest national park, Banff sits in the middle of one of the world's most photogenic natural landscapes, recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Family-friendly places like Bow Lake and Helicopter Tours will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Lake Agnes and Bow Valley Parkway. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Banff trip itinerary maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Banff is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Banff is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Banff to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper.

Things to do in Banff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

3
nights
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Step off the beaten path and head to Sunwapta Falls and Medicine Lake. Kids will appreciate attractions like Athabasca Falls and Experience Gourmet Living. Change things up with a short trip to Angel Glacier in Jasper National Park (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Banff to Jasper in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kamloops.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Jasper National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Medicine Lake ©
Medicine Lake
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

1
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Kamloops

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pioneer Park and Beach, examine the collection at Kamloops Museum and Archives, and then see the interesting displays at BIG Little Science Centre.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kamloops online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jasper to Kamloops in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Cache Creek.

Things to do in Kamloops

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
BIG Little Science Centre ©
BIG Little Science Centre
Kamloops Museum and Archives ©
Kamloops Museum and Archives

1
night
Cache Creek

Cache Creek ©
Cache Creek is a historic transportation junction and incorporated village 354km northeast of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Juniper Beach Provincial Park and then steep yourself in history at Historic Hat Creek.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cache Creek tour website.

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Cache Creek takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Cache Creek are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Cache Creek

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Historic Hat Creek ©
Historic Hat Creek

2
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls, and then walk around Rainbow Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Whistler online trip builder.

You can drive from Cache Creek to Whistler in 3.5 hours. In July, Whistler is slightly colder than Cache Creek - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Squamish.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

1
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Squamish

Squamish ©
Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Stawamus Chief Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Squamish travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Squamish takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Squamish can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Squamish

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stawamus Chief Park ©
Stawamus Chief Park

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Tofino

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pacific Rim National Park and Schooner Cove. Kids will appreciate attractions like Long Beach and Dockside Smoked Fish Store. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, stop by Habit Clothing, enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino trip app.

Traveling by flight from Squamish to Tofino takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Squamish in July, expect nights in Tofino to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

1
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Nanaimo

Nanaimo ©
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): walk around Newcastle Island, contemplate the long history of The Bastion, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pipers Lagoon Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nanaimo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Nanaimo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nanaimo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island
Pipers Lagoon Park ©
Pipers Lagoon Park
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), stroll around Stanley Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall and then take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nanaimo to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

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

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