37 days in Canada Itinerary

37 days in Canada Itinerary

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37 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Quebec City, Quebec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Montreal, Quebec
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Halifax
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
St. John's
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Kathmandu

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chesterman Beach and Schooner Cove. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Pacific Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofino sightseeing tool .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Tofino is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Tofino due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, expect nights in Tofino to be slightly colder, around 10°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

2
nights
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, walk around Elk Falls Provincial Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Museum at Campbell River, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Campbell River day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Campbell River when traveling from Tofino in October, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Campbell River

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Museum at Campbell River ©
The Museum at Campbell River

4
nights
Vancouver

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.
Get outdoors at Granville Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Let the collections at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Museum of Anthropology capture your imagination. Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park in Whistler--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Gastown, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and explore the activities along English Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Campbell River to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Campbell River in October since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Whistler, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

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.
Let the collections at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Jasper Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Maligne Lake and Mount Edith Cavell. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, take a memorable drive along Columbia Icefield Skywalk, and stroll through Maligne Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park route maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Jasper National Park to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Johnston Canyon and Emerald Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, and explore the striking landscape of Yoho National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, you will find days in Banff National Park are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

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.
Popular historic sites such as Upper Canada Village and Notre Dame Basilica are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Canadian Museum of History and Canadian Museum of Nature. Step out of Ottawa with an excursion to Omega Park in Montebello--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, and wander the streets of ByWard Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa attractions website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Canadian Museum of History, Upper Canada Village, Omega Park
Highlights from your plan
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quebec and Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and Upper Town (Haute-Ville). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), take a stroll through Place Royale, take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and contemplate the long history of Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Quebec City road trip planning site .

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

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

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre-Dame Basilica and Barbie Expo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Port of Montreal and Avenue McGill College. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Quebec City to Montreal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Quebec City in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Montreal, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Barbie Expo ©
Barbie Expo

3
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.
Let the collections at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Take a break from Halifax with a short trip to St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Halifax day trip website .

You can fly from Montreal to Halifax in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Halifax due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fairview Lawn Cemetery ©
Fairview Lawn Cemetery
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

2
nights
St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
On the 8th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and then admire the masterpieces at The Rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read St. John's trip planner.

Getting from Halifax to St. John's by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in St. John's, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. John's

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Rooms ©
The Rooms

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