23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada journey planner

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Calgary
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Radium Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Kelowna
— 3 nights
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Osoyoos
— 3 nights
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Edmonton
— 1 night
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Saskatoon
— 1 night
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Calgary

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 2nd (Tue), get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Prince's Island Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary visit planning site.

Winnipeg to Calgary is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Winnipeg in July, Calgary is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Banff National Park

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Golden--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, and hike along Johnston Canyon.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park route planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Radium Hot Springs

— 1 night
Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Radium Hot Springs Pools. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Radium Hot Springs Pools.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Radium Hot Springs trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Radium Hot Springs by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kelowna.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Spas · Nature · Parks

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.
Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery, then do a tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, then stop by Meadow Vista Honey Wines, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Myra Canyon Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kelowna trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Radium Hot Springs to Kelowna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Osoyoos

— 3 nights
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
Step out of the city life by going to Anarchist Mountain Lookout and Spotted Lake. Take a break from Osoyoos with a short trip to See Ya Later Ranch in Okanagan Falls, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, do a tasting at Nk'Mip Cellars, identify plant and animal life at Osoyoos Desert Centre, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osoyoos road trip website.

You can drive from Kelowna to Osoyoos in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Osoyoos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Granville Island and Kitsilano Beach. There's much more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, identify plant and animal life at Bloedel Conservatory, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver holiday planner.

You can drive from Osoyoos to Vancouver in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Osoyoos, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Jasper National Park

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ice Walk, Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop and Columbia Ice Field. Visiting Athabasca Falls and Lac Beauvert will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, and stroll through Skyline Trail.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vancouver to Jasper National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Jasper National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Edmonton

— 1 night

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edmonton road trip planning website.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Edmonton, with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Saskatoon on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Edmonton

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saskatoon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Saskatoon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Saskatoon

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Canada travel guide

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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.