20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
2
St. John's
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
5
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
6
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
7
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rainforest Trail and Cox Bay Beach. Appreciate the collections at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery and Henry's Carving Shed. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, stroll through Long Beach, look for gifts at House of Himwitsa, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tofino trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tofino is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Tofino. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Tofino reach 8°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery ©
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

1
night
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, explore the galleries of Heritage Shop Duckworth Street, thenkick back and relax at Middle Cove Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Five Island Art Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Peter Lewis Gallery, thenhave fun and explore at Johnson Geo Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Alexis Templeton Studio.

Plan a St. John's trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Tofino to St. John's in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Tofino to St. John's. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tofino in December: high temperatures in St. John's hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Five Island Art Gallery, Middle Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Rooms ©
The Rooms
Johnson Geo Centre ©
Johnson Geo Centre
Middle Cove Beach ©
Middle Cove Beach

2
nights
Sydney, Cape Breton Island

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Breton Miners' Museum and United Heritage Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colouratura Art Gallery and Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Leather Works by Jolene (in Indian Brook), Louisbourg (Louisbourg Lighthouse & Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site) and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (in Baddeck). There's still lots to do: stroll through Skyline Trail and contemplate the long history of Highland Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. John's to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Newfoundland Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Indian Brook, Louisbourg, Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Highland Village, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site ©
Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

2
nights
Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Hirtle's Beach and Rissers Beach Provincial Park. Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Lunenburg Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Lunenburg to Brooklyn to see Beach Meadows Beach Park about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Lexicon Books, take an in-depth tour of Mahone Bay Museum, do a tasting at Wine Kings, and take in the exciting artwork at Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lunenburg online tour builder.

You can drive from Sydney to Lunenburg in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Bridgewater, Beach Meadows Beach Park, Hirtle's Beach, Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Laurie Swim Gallery ©
Laurie Swim Gallery
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach

2
nights
Quebec City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Musee du bronze d'Inverness or Geomania. Popular historic sites such as Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Plains of Abraham are in your itinerary. Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Quebec City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lunenburg to Quebec City in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lunenburg to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Musee du bronze d'Inverness
Highlights from your plan
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Musee du bronze d'Inverness ©
Musee du bronze d'Inverness

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, thenexplore the activities along Maligne Lake, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Our Native Land, look for gifts at Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop, and then hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Jasper National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Jasper National Park takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Quebec City to Jasper National Park. When traveling from Quebec City in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around -1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): cruise along Icefields Parkway and then admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, thencruise along Bow Valley Parkway, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park travel route planning tool.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Jasper National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
Highlights from your plan
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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