30 days in Canada Itinerary

30 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada planner

Make it your trip
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Whistler
— 7 nights
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Golden
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Revelstoke
— 6 nights
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Calgary
— 2 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, wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In January, Vancouver is cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Whistler

— 7 nights
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.
Step out of Whistler to go to Mount Currie and see Backcountry Snowcats Ltd, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Whistler to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Golden

— 5 nights
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Panorama (Panorama Mountain & Rk Heliski), Invermere (Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio & The Artym Gallery) and Radium Hot Springs (Kootenay Valley Viewpoint, Kootenay National Park, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Nordic Ski Club, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Golden, snap pictures at Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and head outdoors with Mount 7.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Golden road trip planning site.

You can drive from Whistler to Golden in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, Golden is little chillier than Whistler - with highs of -1°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park to see Emerald Lake about 1h 10 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, explore the galleries of Samson Native Gallery, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Golden to Banff National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Golden in February: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Revelstoke

— 6 nights
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Revelstoke: Salmon Arm (Grass Root Dairies, McGuire Lake Park, &more), Nakusp (Waterfront Walkway & Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets, and Campground) and After Dark Distillery (in Sicamous). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, stop by Teassential, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jones Distilling, and hit the slopes at Mustang Powder.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Revelstoke holiday builder.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Revelstoke in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Revelstoke. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in February, with highs in Revelstoke at 0°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Calgary road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; 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. In February, Calgary is slightly colder than Revelstoke - with highs of -2°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.