27 days in Canada Itinerary

27 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada route planner

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Thunder Bay
— 2 nights
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Winnipeg
— 2 nights
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Regina
— 2 nights
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Saskatoon
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Kamloops
— 2 nights
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Drive to Tsawwassen, Ferry to Swartz Bay, Drive to Victoria
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Victoria
— 9 nights
Fly to Toronto, Bus to Parry Sound

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Thunder Bay

— 2 nights

Canada's Gateway to the West

A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
On the 22nd (Sat), stroll around Hillcrest Park, appreciate the history behind Terry Fox Monument, then experience rural life at Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, and finally admire the sheer force of Kakabeka Falls. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount McKay, stroll around International Friendship Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Centennial Botanical Conservatory, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company, and finally explore the activities along Marina Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thunder Bay trip maker.

Parry Sound to Thunder Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Parry Sound in May since evenings lows in Thunder Bay dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Winnipeg

— 2 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: steep yourself in history at The Forks National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Winnipeg Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and meet the residents at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Winnipeg trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Winnipeg when traveling from Thunder Bay in May, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Regina.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Regina

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Government House, explore the galleries of Art Gallery of Regina, then walk around Wascana Centre Park, then step into the grandiose world of Stone Hall Castle, and finally stop by Dessart Sweets. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Legislative Building, then get engrossed in the history at RCMP Heritage Centre, then contemplate the long history of Tunnels of Moose Jaw, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mac the Moose Monument.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Regina travel route planner.

Fly from Winnipeg to Regina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Winnipeg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Regina, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Regina

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Saskatoon

— 2 nights

Paris of the Prairies

Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Meewasin Valley, see the interesting displays at Western Development Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Floral Acres Greenhouse, then stop by Glitch Gifts and Novelties, and finally gain insight at University of Saskatchewan. Here are some ideas for day two: squeeze the most out of the city with Saskatours, get engrossed in the history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saskatoon trip builder.

You can fly from Regina to Saskatoon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saskatoon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Parks · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, examine the collection at Banff Park Museum, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Saskatoon to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saskatoon to Banff National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saskatoon in May, with highs in Banff National Park at 15°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Kamloops.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Kamloops

— 2 nights

Tournament Capital of Canada

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 6th (Sun): stroll around Kenna Cartwright Park, then do a tasting at Monte Creek Ranch Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Kamloops Scenic Outlook, meet the residents at Kamloops Wildlife Park, then walk around Riverside Park - Centre of the City, and finally walk around McArthur Island Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamloops trip maker website.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Kamloops in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Kamloops is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Victoria

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford), Saanichton (Symphony Vineyard & Everything Old Canada) and East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, sample some tasty brews at Vancouver Island Expeditions, and get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

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Getting from Kamloops to Victoria by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.