60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

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St. John's
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
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Kelowna
— 5 nights
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Whistler
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 7 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Toronto, Bus to Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara-on-the-Lake
— 6 nights
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Ottawa
— 6 nights
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Quebec City
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St. John's

— 2 nights

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Rooms and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Quidi Vidi Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, enjoy the sea views from Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Jellybean Row Houses.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. John's online itinerary planner.

Quebec City to St. John's is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Quebec City to St. John's, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in April; daily highs in St. John's reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Banff National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Outdoors

Banff National Park

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canmore Cave Tours and The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Canmore (Grassi Lakes & Ha Ling Peak) and Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, hike along Tunnel Mountain Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from St. John's to Banff National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from St. John's to Banff National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. John's in April: highs in Banff National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kelowna

— 5 nights

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Explore hidden gems such as Skaha Lake Park and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Sage Winery (in Oliver), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Osoyoos) and Penticton Visitor Centre (in Penticton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kasugai Japanese Garden, learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, walk around Waterfront Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Kelowna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Whistler

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Audain Art Museum and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Go for a jaunt from Whistler to Squamish to see Stawamus Chief Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, gear up at Spicy Sports, make a trip to James Stewart Sculpture Gallery, and trek along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Whistler road trip app.

You can drive from Kelowna to Whistler in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Othello Tunnels. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Harrison Lake & Hot Springs (in Harrison Hot Springs), Crescent Beach (in Surrey) and Hope Friendship Garden (in Hope). There's much more to do: stroll around Lynn Canyon Park, take in the waterfront at Steveston Heritage Fishing Village, have fun and explore at Science World, and steep yourself in history at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Whistler in May, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Salt Spring Island (Salt Spring Island Cheese Company & Ruckle Provincial Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Bateman Gallery, go all around town with City Tours, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Victoria online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chesterman Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs Cove, trek along Rainforest Trail, stop by Rubio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tofino online route planner.

Fly from Victoria to Tofino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake

— 6 nights

Loveliest Town in Canada

In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
Explore hidden gems such as Reif Estate Winery and Chateau des Charmes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara-on-the-Lake: Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls & Rainbow Bridge) and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (in Mount Hope). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at The Hare Wine Co., get to know the resident critters at Bird Kingdom, sample the fine beverages at Wayne Gretzky Estates, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Silversmith Brewing Company.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Niagara-on-the-Lake road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Niagara-on-the-Lake takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. While traveling from Tofino, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ottawa

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omega Park and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Canadian Mint, pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ottawa trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Ottawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou) and Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, visit Upper Town (Haute-Ville), ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building (Hotel du Parlement), and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Promenade des Gouverneurs.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City online vacation planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Quebec City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Quebec City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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.