60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Wellington
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Whistler
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 30 min
5
St. John's
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
7
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Halifax
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Quebec City, Quebec
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
10
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h
11
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Wellington

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Bloedel Conservatory. Visiting Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Shannon Falls Provincial Park in Squamish (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll around Stanley Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and don't miss a visit to Vancouver Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver day trip app.

Wellington, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Wellington to Vancouver. In November, Vancouver is a bit cooler than Wellington - with highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and Lost Lake. Step out of the city life by going to The Whistler Train Wreck Trail and Whistler Blackcomb. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Nairn Falls Provincial Park, get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Whistler online route maker.

Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in November, things will get little chillier in Whistler: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea to Sky Highway, Nairn Falls Provincial Park
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Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Nairn Falls Provincial Park ©
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maligne Lake and Sunwapta Falls. Get outdoors at Athabasca Glacier and Mount Edith Cavell Trail. When in Jasper National Park, make a side trip to see The Beaver Boardwalk in Hinton, approximately Hinton away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Edith Cavell, explore the activities along Moab Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and hike along Skyline Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Whistler in November, Jasper National Park is little chillier at night with lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Beaver Boardwalk
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Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
The Beaver Boardwalk ©
The Beaver Boardwalk

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.
Get outdoors at Johnston Canyon and Emerald Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sulphur Mountain and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: River Rafting & Tubing (in Golden) and Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, don't miss a visit to Banff Avenue, stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Banff National Park, with highs around -3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
River Rafting & Tubing
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

3
nights
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Coast Trail and Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site and Johnson Geo Centre. Explore St. John's' surroundings by going to Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour (in Bell Island) and Salmonier Nature Park (in Holyrood). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Rooms, deepen your knowledge of military history at Signal Hill, sample the tasty concoctions at Quidi Vidi Brewery, and make a trip to Terry Fox Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. John's online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to St. John's in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Banff National Park to St. John's, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in November; daily highs in St. John's reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Salmonier Nature Park
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Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Rooms ©
The Rooms

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gros Morne National Park and Eastern Point Trail. Get outdoors at The Tablelands and Old Man/Lighthouse Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point Geological Site, take in the exciting artwork at Molly Made Fibre Art Studio Inc., stroll through Lookout Trail, and hike along Gros Morne.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park trip planning app.

You can fly from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Gros Morne National Park are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands
Green Point Geological Site ©
Green Point Geological Site

3
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cabot Trail and Middle Head Trail. Get in touch with nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Skyline Trail. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baddeck day trip site.

Getting from Gros Morne National Park to Baddeck by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Baddeck due to the time zone difference. December in Baddeck sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Ingonish
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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail

5
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 a sense of the local culture at St. John's Anglican Church and Ironworks Distillery. Explore hidden gems such as Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maitland) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Halifax online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Baddeck to Halifax in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Grand Pre National Historic Site, River Rafting & Tubing, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
River Rafting & Tubing
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

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.
Old Quebec and Lower Town (Basse-Ville) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plains of Abraham and Place Royale. 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: wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Halifax to Quebec City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canadian Museum of History and Upper Canada Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Omega Park and Canadian Museum of Nature. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, take a stroll through ByWard Market, explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ottawa trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Omega Park, Upper Canada Village, Canadian Museum of History
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Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Raptors and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Scenic Marine Route and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Stoney Hill Regional Park (in Genoa Bay) and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park (in Sooke). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria online road trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Victoria by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Victoria is minus 3 hours. In December, Victoria is a bit warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Sooke, Stoney Hill Regional Park, The Raptors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Raptors ©
The Raptors
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 Long Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chesterman Beach and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Step out of Tofino with an excursion to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company, stroll through Rainforest Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tofino vacation tool.

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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Victoria in December since evenings lows in Tofino dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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