25 days in Canada Itinerary

25 days in Canada Itinerary

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25 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  12​h
1
Toronto
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  3​h
2
Ottawa
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
3
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h
4
Jasper
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Golden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Canmore
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Drumheller
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  5​h
8
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1​h
9
Whistler
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  6​h
10
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Subway + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Lima


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1
night
Toronto

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Port Credit and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Toronto tour itinerary maker app .

Lima, Peru to Toronto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Lima in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toronto: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Port Credit
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Port Credit ©
Port Credit
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, admire all the interesting features of Rideau Hall, and then cool off at Calypso Water Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hog's Back Falls, take a memorable tour with Pirate Adventures, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Musée canadien des enfants.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Ottawa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Musée canadien des enfants, Calypso Water Park
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Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway ©
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
Rideau Hall ©
Rideau Hall
Pirate Life ©
Pirate Life

2
nights
Montreal, Quebec

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Zoo Ecomuseum, examine the collection at Cosmodome, then have some family-friendly fun at SkyVenture Montreal, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escalade Clip 'n Climb Laval.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Montreal

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Laval
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SkyVenture Montreal ©
SkyVenture Montreal
Escalade Clip 'n Climb Laval ©
Escalade Clip 'n Climb Laval
Zoo Ecomuseum ©
Zoo Ecomuseum

3
nights
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Athabasca Glacier and Medicine Lake. Explore Jasper's surroundings by going to Jasper National Park (Sunwapta Falls, Mount Edith Cavell Trail, & more) and Parker Ridge Trail (in Banff). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Wild Current Outfitters, stroll through Maligne Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jasper trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Montreal to Jasper in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Jasper. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Golden.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper National Park, Parker Ridge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Parker Ridge Trail ©
Parker Ridge Trail
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

2
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Wapta Falls and then contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then choose your vessel at Columbia Wetlands Outpost.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Golden trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper to Golden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jasper in July since evenings lows in Golden dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canmore.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch ©
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls
Columbia Wetlands Outpost ©
Columbia Wetlands Outpost

4
nights
Canmore

Canmore ©
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Via Ferrata and Cascade Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canmore: Sunshine Meadows (in Banff) and Bow Glacier Falls (in Lake Louise). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Ha Ling Peak, get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, glide through natural beauty at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Kananaskis Lake.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canmore online holiday planner .

You can drive from Golden to Canmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Golden in July; daily highs in Canmore reach 26°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Banff National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ha Ling Peak ©
Ha Ling Peak
Bow Glacier Falls ©
Bow Glacier Falls
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

2
nights
Drumheller

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon. On your second day here, examine the collection at Royal Tyrrell Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Drumheller's Little Church, and then explore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Drumheller trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Canmore to Drumheller in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Drumheller is somewhat warmer than Canmore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Drumheller

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Horseshoe Canyon ©
Horseshoe Canyon
Rosedale Suspension Bridge ©
Rosedale Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World and then stroll through Scenic Marine Route. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Drumheller to Victoria in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Drumheller to Victoria. While traveling from Drumheller, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Miniature World ©
Miniature World

3
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.
On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Whistler Olympic Park, then get outside with Whistler Village Sports, and then let little ones run wild at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Whistler visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Whistler takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in July: highs in Whistler hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Tofino on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Olympic Park ©
Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Olympic Plaza ©
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cox Bay Beach and Tonquin Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Fishing Charters & Tours & Thornton Creek Hatchery). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, hike along Walk the Wild Side Trail, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tofino tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Tofino in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Whistler in July, expect nights in Tofino to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Clayoquot Sound ©
Clayoquot Sound
Fishing Charters & Tours

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