59 days in Canada Itinerary

59 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

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St. John's
— 3 nights
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Kingston
— 4 nights
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Ottawa
— 5 nights
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Quebec City
— 7 nights
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Canmore
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 6 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Revelstoke
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Kelowna, Fly to Victoria
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
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Whistler
— 5 nights
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St. John's

— 3 nights

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Johnson Geo Centre and James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of St. John's with an excursion to Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour in Bell Island--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along East Coast Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery24, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. John's trip tool.

Vienna, Austria to St. John's is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Vienna to St. John's. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vienna in July; daily highs in St. John's reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Kingston.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Kingston

— 4 nights

Limestone City

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Brockville Railway Tunnel (Open April through October) and Sandbanks Estate Winery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Martello Alley and Fort Henry National Historic Site. Explore Kingston's surroundings by going to Cobourg Beach (in Cobourg) and Sandbanks Provincial Park (in Picton). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bellevue House National Historic Site, ponder the world of politics at Kingston City Hall, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and examine the collection at Canada's Penitentiary Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kingston road trip planning app.

Getting from St. John's to Kingston by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from St. John's to Kingston. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. John's in July; daily highs in Kingston reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ottawa

— 5 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum and National Gallery of Canada will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Long Sault Parkway and Gatineau Park. Step out of Ottawa with an excursion to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Rideau Hall, see the interesting displays at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Royal Canadian Mint, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ottawa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kingston to Ottawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Quebec City

— 7 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyon Sainte-Anne and Vallee Bras-du-Nord. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Morrin Centre and Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires. Change things up with these side-trips from Quebec City: Eglise Saint-Antoine de Tilly (in Saint Antoine de Tilly) and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and stroll around Plains of Abraham.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Quebec City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Quebec City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Canmore.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Canmore

— 3 nights
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ha Ling Peak and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. Visiting Canmore Cave Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grassi Lakes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canmore route planning tool.

You can fly from Quebec City to Canmore in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Canmore is minus 2 hours. In July, Canmore is little chillier than Quebec City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Banff National Park

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Sulphur Mountain and Lake Agnes. Step off the beaten path and head to Natural Bridge and Via Ferrata. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge (in Golden) and Yoho National Park (Takakkaw Falls & Emerald Lake). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bow Lake, relax and float downstream with Hydra River Guides, get a new perspective on nature at Banff Park Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park day trip tool.

Banff National Park is just a short distance from Canmore. In July, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Jasper National Park

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Medicine Lake and Spirit Island. Get in touch with nature at Athabasca Glacier and Maligne Adventures. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park journey maker.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Revelstoke

— 4 nights
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Revelstoke National Park and Revelstoke Railway Museum. Get in touch with nature at Meadows in the Sky Parkway and Revelstoke Mountain Resort. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with Natural Escapes Kayaking, stroll through Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, and see a world frozen in time at Three Valley Gap Ghost Town.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Revelstoke online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Revelstoke takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Revelstoke when traveling from Jasper National Park in August, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 7 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Christ Church Cathedral. Visiting Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching and Botanical Beach Provincial Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours & Sooke Potholes Provincial Park) and Salt Spring Island (Ruckle Provincial Park & Salt Spring Island Cheese Company). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Bateman Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Bug Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and stroll through Scenic Marine Route.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planning app.

Getting from Revelstoke to Victoria by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, subway, and ferry. When traveling from Revelstoke in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Victoria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 4 nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Schooner Cove and Chesterman Beach. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Virgin Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Tofino with an excursion to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tofino driving holiday site.

Fly from Victoria to Tofino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tofino sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Britannia Mine Museum and Bill Reid Gallery. Get outdoors at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Squamish to see Shannon Falls Provincial Park about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Jericho Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park, and explore the activities along English Bay.

Plan trip to Vancouver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Tofino 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tofino in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Whistler

— 5 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.
Visiting Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and The Whistler Train Wreck Trail will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Oracle Emporium at Whistler. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairn Falls Provincial Park. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at Escape! Whistler, cruise along Sea to Sky Highway, take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Whistler trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.