60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  10 h 30 min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Toronto
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Quebec City, Quebec
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Montreal, Quebec
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Gros Morne National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
St. John's
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
12
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
13
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
14
Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Vancouver
— 5 nights
End: Vancouver

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Pacific Trail and Chesterman Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park, stroll through Rainforest Trail, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tofino tour itinerary maker.

Vancouver to Tofino is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tofino: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nanaimo.

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

3
nights
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Nanaimo ©
Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Grove and Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Nanaimo: Errington (North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre & Englishman River Falls Provincial Park), Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park (in Qualicum Beach) and Parksville (Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park & Parksville Community Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Raptors, stroll around Ruckle Provincial Park, take in the pleasant sights at Harbourfront Walkway, and immerse yourself in nature at Mount Maxwell Provincial Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nanaimo online journey builder.

You can drive from Tofino to Nanaimo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Errington, Salt Spring Island, The Raptors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park ©
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

4
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Food Tours. Step out of Victoria with an excursion to Sooke Potholes Provincial Park in Sooke--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens, make a trip to Government Street, hike along Scenic Marine Route, and examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

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You can drive from Nanaimo to Victoria in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Victoria, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseshoe Falls and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Niagara Falls Canada, enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, do a tasting at Peller Estates Winery, and explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Victoria to Niagara Falls takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Victoria to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Victoria in May, you will find days in Niagara Falls are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Wine Tours & Tastings
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada

4
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Explore hidden gems such as The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario and BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower, get curious at Ontario Science Centre, browse the exhibits of Casa Loma, and meet the residents at Toronto Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Toronto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Highlights from your plan
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario ©
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omega Park and Canadian Museum of History. Step out of Ottawa to go to Foresters Falls and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, hike along Rideau Canal, wander the streets of ByWard Market, and learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Ottawa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatineau, Omega Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Beer Tastings & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quebec City vacation planner.

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in May, expect nights in Quebec City to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

4
nights
Montreal, Quebec

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Barbie Expo. When in Montreal, make a side trip to see Zoo de Granby in Granby, approximately Granby away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, stroll around Mount Royal Park, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montreal trip planning app.

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 May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montreal: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zoo de Granby
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Halifax Central Library and Point Pleasant Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland), Lunenburg (St. John's Anglican Church, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, &more) and Truro (Stanfield's Factory Outlet & Victoria Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Properties, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Montreal to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Halifax at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Truro, Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures ©
Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures
Halifax Central Library ©
Halifax Central Library
Victoria Park ©
Victoria Park

4
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gros Morne National Park and The Tablelands. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Gros Morne, take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point Geological Site, hike along Eastern Point Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Trout River Pond.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gros Morne National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Gros Morne National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands
Gros Morne ©
Gros Morne

3
nights
St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The adventure continues: stroll through East Coast Trail, enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, admire the striking features of Jellybean Row Houses, and take in panoramic vistas at Cabot Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St. John's tour planner.

Getting from Gros Morne National Park to St. John's by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in St. John's can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Trail ©
East Coast Trail
The Rooms ©
The Rooms

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Parker Ridge Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Golden (Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge & Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch), Canmore (Grassi Lakes & Ha Ling Peak) and Kicking Horse River (in Field). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, and trek along Mount St. Piran.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from St. John's to Banff National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Newfoundland Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from St. John's in June, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Golden, Canmore
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch ©
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch
River Rafting & Tubing
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maligne Lake and Angel Glacier. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, head outdoors with Old Fort Point, trek along Cavell Meadows Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

3
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Whistler

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Sea to Sky Highway. There's still lots to do: stroll through Whistler Blackcomb, have fun at Whistler Sliding Centre, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Whistler in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Whistler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Whistler, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea to Sky Highway, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Sea to Sky Highway ©
Sea to Sky Highway
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and English Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Shannon Falls Provincial Park (in Squamish) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chilliwack). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Stanley Park, explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver itinerary planner.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Food Tours

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