31 days in Canada Itinerary

31 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
3
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Quebec City, Quebec
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  19​h
End: Tehran

3
nights
Vancouver

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Granville Island and Gastown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Bloedel Conservatory. There's more to do: walk around Stanley Park and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vancouver vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Tehran, Iran to Vancouver is an approximately 22-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of subway, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Tehran to Vancouver. Traveling from Tehran in December, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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.
Visiting Pacific Rim National Park and Rainforest Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chesterman Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tofino, with lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Maligne Lake and Sunwapta Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Edith Cavell and Marmot Basin Ski Area. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, hike along Skyline Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tofino to Jasper National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tofino to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tofino in December; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

6
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Emerald Lake and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Samson Native Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (in Golden) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Canmore). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, cruise along Icefields Parkway, admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway, and hit the slopes at Sunshine Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in December, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -19°C, while days are little chillier, around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Emerald Lake, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

3
nights
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.
Visit Parliament Hill and Buildings and Upper Canada Village for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre Dame Basilica and ByWard Market. Go for a jaunt from Ottawa to Montebello to see Omega Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in December, with highs in Ottawa at -2°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Upper Canada Village, Omega Park
Highlights from your plan
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Upper Canada Village ©
Upper Canada Village

5
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Place Royale and Plains of Abraham. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), contemplate the long history of Batterie Royale, get to know the fascinating history of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip planner .

Fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Plains of Abraham ©
Plains of Abraham

2
nights
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Explore hidden gems such as St. John's Anglican Church and Grand Pre National Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. When in Halifax, make a side trip to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, approximately 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Halifax online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Quebec City to Halifax in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Halifax is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quebec City in January: high temperatures in Halifax hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site

Similar Plans

35 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ANGOLA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, teens, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Canada BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in United States, Canada & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 48 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ROMANIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Canada BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans