60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  21 h
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
2
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Calgary
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Toronto
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Quebec City, Quebec
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Montreal, Quebec
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Saint John
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Halifax
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Subway + Foot + Fly:  11 h 30 min
13
Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, steep yourself in history at Craigdarroch Castle, have fun and explore at Miniature World, and stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Victoria day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Victoria hover around 7°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

5
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, trek along Maligne Canyon, and look for gifts at Experience Gourmet Living.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Jasper National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Victoria in December; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Jasper Art Gallery ©
Jasper Art Gallery
Mountain Galleries ©
Mountain Galleries

6
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunshine Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park day trip site.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in December, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (-10°C), and nights are about the same (-19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

3
nights
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, explore and take pictures at Fort Calgary, take a memorable tour with Tours, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary day trip planner.

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in December, with highs in Calgary at -2°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League
The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

3
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.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls, pause for some photo ops at Clifton Hill War Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Calgary to Niagara Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Niagara Falls. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get a bit warmer in Niagara Falls: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

5
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, wander the streets of The Distillery District, stop by Kensington Market, and get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing.

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Drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Toronto are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

3
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.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings, learn more about the world around you at Canadian Museum of Nature, explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and explore the galleries of Canadian War Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Toronto to Ottawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum

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.
Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), witness the site of a historic battle at The Battlefields Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
The Battlefields Park ©
The Battlefields Park
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

4
nights
Montreal, Quebec

Montreal ©
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.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and get engrossed in the history at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Montreal online visit planner.

Getting from Quebec City to Montreal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Quebec City in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -13°C in Montreal. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

4
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint John: Fundy Trail Parkway (in St. Martins) and Fundy National Park (in Alma). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum, walk around Rockwood Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Reversing Falls Rapids, and admire the striking features of Loyalist House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint John route planner.

You can fly from Montreal to Saint John in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Saint John, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Saint John are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Trails Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fundy Trail Parkway, Fundy National Park
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
New Brunswick Museum ©
New Brunswick Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse) and St. John's Anglican Church (in Lunenburg). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, and get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Halifax journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint John to Halifax takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint John in January, with highs in Halifax at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, St. John's Anglican Church
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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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.
Gros Morne National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gros Morne National Park, see the interesting displays at The Discovery Center, identify plant and animal life at Berry Hill Pond Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Tablelands.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gros Morne National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In January, Gros Morne National Park is slightly colder than Halifax - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
Galliott Studios ©
Galliott Studios
Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum ©
Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and then glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Whistler trip planner.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Whistler in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Whistler due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Whistler: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

5
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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip tool.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Whistler in January; daily highs in Vancouver reach 8°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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