22 days in North America Itinerary

22 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada route planner

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Saskatoon
— 1 night
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Regina
— 1 night
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Winnipeg
— 3 nights
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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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take a stroll through Gastown, and shop like a local with Granville Island.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planner.

Quebec City to Vancouver is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Quebec City to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 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.
When in Victoria, make a side trip to see East Sooke Regional Park in Sooke, approximately Sooke away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Victoria attractions planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo and then head off the coast to Prince's Island Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and then walk around Fish Creek Provincial Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Calgary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Calgary is 1 hour. When traveling from Victoria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calgary, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Jasper National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Jasper National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Jasper National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Banff National Park

— 4 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.
Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Stanley Glacier (in Kootenay National Park) and Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park online vacation planner.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Saskatoon

— 1 night

Paris of the Prairies

Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, then examine the collection at Western Development Museum, then look for gifts at Glitch Gifts and Novelties, and finally find something for the whole family at Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saskatoon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Saskatoon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Saskatoon. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect Saskatoon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Regina.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Regina

— 1 night

Queen City

Named after Queen Victoria, cultured Regina serves as a provincial capital and boasts many manicured parks, which make it a pleasant place to visit throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Rosary Cathedral, then stroll around Wascana Centre Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Stone Hall Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Regina itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Saskatoon to Regina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Regina can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Regina

Historic Sites · Parks

Winnipeg

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Winnipeg is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Forks National Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface, look and learn at Manitoba Museum, and explore the world behind art at Winnipeg Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Winnipeg trip app.

Traveling by flight from Regina to Winnipeg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Regina in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Winnipeg, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

British Columbia travel guide

4.3
Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.

Alberta travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.

Saskatchewan travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Land of the Living Skies
Major tourist attractions in Saskatchewan remain the region's uncrowded national parks, unspoiled waterways, and vast boreal forests. While a sprawling prairie covers most of Saskatchewan's southern half, its northern section contains the majority of the province's legendary 100,000 lakes. With water such a prominent feature, it's no surprise most visitors take a trip to Saskatchewan to canoe, fish, kayak, and swim in some of the world's least-spoiled lakes and rivers. Other popular activities include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, and observing the region's abundant animal life. Spread over a vast but sparsely populated land, Saskatchewan's small towns offer plenty of modern amenities and loads of hospitality.

Manitoba travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Gardens
At the longitudinal center of Canada, the prairie province of Manitoba relies heavily on agriculture, though its cultural and natural attractions draw a growing number of international tourists. Urban sightseeing in Manitoba centers on Winnipeg, the sophisticated provincial capital offering a surprisingly diverse selection of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Churchill, the province's other big city, appeals mostly to adventurers taking a trip to Manitoba for a chance to spot black bears and explore sprawling national parks. Between these two urban centers stretches a vast prairie landscape that remains Manitoba's true treasure. Get the feel for this big land by driving over is mostly empty roads, making stops at atmospheric little towns to rest, meet the locals, and contemplate what you've seen.