7 days in Canada Itinerary

7 days in Canada Itinerary

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7 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Luis Obispo

1
night
Central Saanich, Vancouver Island

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, examine the collection at BC Aviation Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Central Saanich online sightseeing planner .

San Luis Obispo, USA to Central Saanich is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, with highs in Central Saanich at 69°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

BC Aviation Museum
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
BC Aviation Museum ©
BC Aviation Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Louise and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, explore the activities along Peyto Lake, and then shop like a local with Samson Native Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Banff National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Central Saanich in September: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 56°F and lows are around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

3
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, take a stroll through Granville Island, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

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Getting from Banff National Park to Vancouver by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. In September, Vancouver is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 54°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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