60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + Subway + Foot + Fly:  23 h
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Banff National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  12 h
6
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Quebec City, Quebec
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Subway + Foot + Fly:  11 h 30 min
9
Whistler
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Vancouver
— 9 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Zipline as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Glenwood Meats and Eagle Feather Gallery. Kids will enjoy French Beach Provincial Park and Victoria Bug Zoo. When in Victoria, make a side trip to see Whiffin Spit in Sooke, approximately Sooke away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, hike along West Coast Trail, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Clover Point Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Melbourne in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Victoria Capital Regional District, Sooke, Langford Lake, Metchosin Pioneer Museum, The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Zipline
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pacific Rim National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay Beach. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Long Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Tofino Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Walk the Wild Side Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip site.

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Tofino, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Clearwater

Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Wells Gray Provincial Park, and then admire the sheer force of Spahat Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc., then admire the sheer force of Helmcken Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Dawson Falls.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clearwater online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Tofino to Clearwater takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tofino in September since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Nature Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Spahat Falls ©
Spahat Falls

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maligne Lake and Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. For shopping fun, head to Mountain Galleries or Experience Gourmet Living. Step out of Jasper National Park with an excursion to The Beaver Boardwalk in Hinton--about 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, hike along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Clearwater to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Clearwater to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 2°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

Side Trip

The Beaver Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

7
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.
Visiting Moraine Lake and Bow Valley Parkway will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Banff Indian Trading Post and Samson Native Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Yoho National Park (Wapta Falls & Takakkaw Falls), Kicking Horse River (in Field) and Canmore (Ha Ling Peak, Grassi Lakes, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Johnston Canyon, explore the activities along Lake Agnes, explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Banff National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Canmore
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Kicking Horse River ©
Kicking Horse River
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Niagara Falls Canada and Niagara Glen Nature Areas. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Bird Kingdom will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, do a tasting at Peller Estates Winery, sample the fine beverages at Wayne Gretzky Estates, and explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls day trip website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Banff National Park to Niagara Falls takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Niagara Falls: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Glen Nature Areas ©
Niagara Glen Nature Areas

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. Explore hidden gems such as Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Plains of Abraham. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City road trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Quebec City, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier ©
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec

5
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.
Get outdoors at Gros Morne National Park and Gros Morne. Kids will appreciate attractions like Shallow Bay Beach and Bonne Bay Marine Station. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Tablelands, hike along Burnt Hill Hiking Trail, stroll through Lookout Trail, and examine the collection at The Discovery Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Gros Morne National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Quebec City to Gros Morne National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Quebec City in October: high temperatures in Gros Morne National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Whistler.

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
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse ©
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lost Lake and The Whistler Train Wreck Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Whistler Blackcomb and Nairn Falls Provincial Park. Go for a jaunt from Whistler to Squamish to see Stawamus Chief Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and cruise along Sea to Sky Highway.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler day trip website.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Whistler in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. October in Whistler sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stawamus Chief Park, Sea to Sky Highway, Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Nairn Falls Provincial Park ©
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as English Bay and Kitsilano Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Crescent Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Steveston Heritage Fishing Village (in Richmond), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chilliwack) and Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Vancouver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Steveston Heritage Fishing Village, Fishing Charters & Tours, Crescent Beach, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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