55 days in Canada, Seattle & Detroit Itinerary

55 days in Canada, Seattle & Detroit Itinerary

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55 days in Canada, Seattle & Detroit Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Whistler, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Calgary, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Toronto, Canada
— 6 nights
Ferry + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Windsor, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Ottawa, Canada
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
12
Montreal, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Quebec City, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Orlando, United States

6
nights
Vancouver, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Vancouver, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Gastown, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Leghorn Ranch and Mud Bay Park. Let the collections at Roedde House Museum and Six Hundred Four capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Centennial Beach (in Delta) and International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) (in Richmond). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Third Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at UBC Rose Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Oakridge Centre, and examine the collection at Stanley Park Nature House.

Plan my day in Vancouver using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Adelaide, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Vancouver is minus 17 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), Mud Bay Park, Centennial Beach, Leghorn Ranch
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Third Beach ©
Third Beach
Mud Bay Park ©
Mud Bay Park

3
nights
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Butchart Gardens, Old Town, Beacon Hill Park, and other attractions. On the 1st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the waterfront at Westsong Walkway, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral, and finally stroll around Beacon Hill Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria road trip site .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in Victoria hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
St. Andrew's Cathedral ©
St. Andrew's Cathedral
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

4
nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Head to Fremont and Seattle Antiques Marketfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Kubota Garden and Living Computers: Museum + Labs. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Everett (Imagine Children's Museum & Schack Art Center) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, ponder the design of International Fountain, browse the different shops at University Village, and enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle trip builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Victoria in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Everett, 5 Mile Drive & Trails
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Living Computers: Museum + Labs ©
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails
Imagine Children's Museum ©
Imagine Children's Museum

3
nights
Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Peak to Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, get outside with Whistler Village Sports, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Plan my day in Whistler using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Whistler in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Whistler when traveling from Victoria in May, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Peak to Creek ©
Peak to Creek
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Berg Lake Trail and Athabasca River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel Glacier and Jasper Park Golf Course. There's still lots to do: hike along Wilcox Pass, cruise along Highway 93A, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Whistler to Jasper National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Whistler in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jasper National Park, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Berg Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Berg Lake Trail ©
Berg Lake Trail
Angel Glacier ©
Angel Glacier
Wilcox Pass ©
Wilcox Pass

5
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moraine Lake as well as Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area. Escape the urban bustle at Bow Lake and Big Beehive. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Agnes and Ink Pots Hiking Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Kootenay National Park (in Radium Hot Springs) and The Artym Gallery (in Invermere). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, hike along Sentinel Pass, stop by Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Banff Legacy Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Banff National Park online holiday maker .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area, Kootenay National Park, The Artym Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass

2
nights
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You've now added Elbow Lake Trail to your itinerary.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip planner .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, Calgary is somewhat warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Toronto.
Highlights from your plan
Elbow Lake Trail ©
Elbow Lake Trail

6
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Ontario Legislative Building, stop by The Market Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rosetta McClain Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Toronto using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Toronto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Toronto, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Windsor.

Things to do in Toronto

Trails Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rosetta McClain Gardens ©
Rosetta McClain Gardens
The Market Gallery ©
The Market Gallery
Ontario Legislative Building ©
Ontario Legislative Building

3
nights
Windsor, Canada

Windsor ©
Canada's southernmost city, Windsor continues to play a key role in the country's automotive industry.
Appreciate the collections at John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area and Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village. Chimczuk Museum and Mackenzie Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Windsor's surroundings by going to Kingsville (Lee & Maria's & Old Dutch Guys Chocolate). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Malden Park, admire the natural beauty at Coventry Gardens, browse the exhibits of Walkerville Artist Co-op, and wander the streets of Via Italia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windsor day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Windsor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Windsor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Windsor

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kingsville, John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Malden Park ©
Malden Park

1
night
Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument, don't miss a visit to The Z Lot, then get to know the fascinating history of Detroit Cultural Center Historic District, then look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles, and finally ponder the design of James Scott Memorial Fountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Detroit tour itinerary planner.

Detroit is just a short distance from Windsor. In June, daytime highs in Detroit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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James Scott Memorial Fountain ©
James Scott Memorial Fountain

5
nights
Ottawa, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Ottawa Art Gallery and then contemplate the long history of Laurier House National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ottawa trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kingston to Ottawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Laurier House National Historic Site ©
Watson's Mill ©
Watson's Mill
Ottawa Art Gallery ©
Ottawa Art Gallery

5
nights
Montreal, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montreal itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. June in Montreal sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Quebec City, Canada

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 Morrin Centre and Spas. Visiting Reserve Nationale de Faune du Cap‑Tourmente and Le Massif de Charlevoix will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Trois-Rivieres (Borealis & La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres) and Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum (in Chateau Richer). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Porte Saint-Louis, stop by La Boutique Artisans Canada, grab your bike and head to Parcours des Anses, and take an in-depth tour of Le Monastere des Augustines.

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Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Montreal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Quebec City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trois-Rivieres, La Cite de l'energie, Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum, Parcours des Anses, Reserve Nationale de Faune du Cap‑Tourmente
Highlights from your plan
Morrin Centre ©
Morrin Centre
La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres ©
Porte Saint-Louis ©
Porte Saint-Louis

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