30 days in Canada Itinerary

30 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Kamloops
— 2 nights
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Kelowna
— 1 night
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Vernon
— 1 night
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Nakusp
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Edmonton International Airport, Drive to Athabasca
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Athabasca
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
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Sun Peaks
— 1 night
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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
— 1 night
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lagoon, engage your brain at Science World, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Vancouver is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to Vancouver. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 16°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kamloops.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kamloops itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Vancouver to Kamloops in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Kelowna

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Kelowna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vernon.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Vernon

— 1 night
Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. On the 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at SilverStar Mountain Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vernon trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kelowna to Vernon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Vernon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nakusp.

Things to do in Vernon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Nakusp

— 2 nights
The Village of Nakusp is a village located on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, a portion of the Columbia River, in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Nakusp is known for nature, spas, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Waterfront Walkway, relax and rejuvenate at Halcyon Hot Springs Spa, and stroll around McDonald Creek Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nakusp trip planning website.

You can drive from Vernon to Nakusp in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nakusp are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Nakusp

Parks · Spas · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Banff National Park

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake O' Hara in Yoho National Park (about 1h 10 min away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, test the waters at Banff Upper Hot Springs, and steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nakusp to Banff National Park takes 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nakusp to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nakusp in April: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athabasca.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Athabasca

— 1 night
Athabasca, originally named Athabasca Landing, is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): walk around Cross Lake Provincial Park. On the next day, walk around Long Lake Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athabasca day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Athabasca. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Athabasca

Parks

Side Trips

Jasper National Park

— 2 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.
You've now added Athabasca Glacier to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, then see the interesting displays at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, sample some tasty brews at Jasper Food Tours, then look for gifts at Friends of Jasper National Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Our Native Land.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Athabasca to Jasper National Park in 5 hours. April in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Tours

Clearwater

— 2 nights
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get outside with Wells Gray Adventures and then walk around Wells Gray Provincial Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Clearwater trip planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Clearwater in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Clearwater sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sun Peaks.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Sun Peaks

— 1 night
Sun Peaks is a mountain resort municipality in British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): hit the slopes at Sun Peaks.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sun Peaks trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Clearwater to Sun Peaks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Clearwater in April: high temperatures in Sun Peaks hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Kamloops.

Things to do in Sun Peaks

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

Kamloops

— 2 nights

Tournament Capital of Canada

Explore Kamloops further: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac le Jeune, learn about winemaking at Privato Vineyard and Winery, and tee off at Tobiano Golf Course.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kamloops route planner.

Take a shuttle from Sun Peaks to Kamloops in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Kamloops

Wineries · Outdoors · Golf · Tours

Side Trip

Victoria

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to The Butchart Gardens and then walk around Beacon Hill Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Inner Harbour, then admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden, and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kamloops to Victoria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Victoria are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 5 nights

Hollywood North

See some other sides of Vancouver: walk around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloedel Conservatory, and take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver sightseeing planner.

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.