60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Canada Itinerary

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
bus + Fly:  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
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Halifax
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Quebec City
— 5 nights
10
Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
11
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
12
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Wellington

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Granville Island and Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Kitsilano Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, wander the streets of Gastown, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vancouver online sightseeing planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wellington in November; daily highs in Vancouver reach 11°C and lows reach 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, Fishing Charters & Tours, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Audain Art Museum. Get outdoors at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and Nairn Falls Provincial Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, take a memorable drive along Sea to Sky Highway, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in Whistler hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn Falls Provincial Park, Sea to Sky Highway
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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 Mount Edith Cavell. Escape the urban bustle at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Mount Edith Cavell Trail. Take a break from Jasper National Park with a short trip to The Beaver Boardwalk in Hinton, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, hike along Beauty Creek Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and stroll through Skyline Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip planner .

Getting from Whistler to Jasper National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Whistler in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough 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 Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emerald Lake and Banff Avenue. Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Golden--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yoho National Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park tour itinerary maker website .

You can 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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

3
nights
St. John's

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour and Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Salmonier Nature Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along East Coast Trail, pause for some photo ops at Terry Fox Memorial, stroll through North Head Trail, and admire the masterpieces at The Rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. John's online visit planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to St. John's by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Banff National Park to St. John's. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in November, with highs in St. John's at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Salmonier Nature Park, Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Trail ©
East Coast Trail
North Head Trail ©
North Head Trail

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 in touch with nature at Gros Morne National Park and Eastern Point Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tablelands and Burnt Hill Hiking Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Gros Morne, explore the activities along Trout River Pond, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shallow Bay Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point Geological Site.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park trip website .

Traveling by flight from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cabot Trail and Skyline Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Middle Head Trail. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Baddeck trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Gros Morne National Park to Baddeck in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Ingonish
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Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. John's Anglican Church and Fairview Lawn Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Walking tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre), Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove) and Lunenburg (Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic & Ironworks Distillery). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

You can plan Halifax trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Baddeck to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lunenburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
River Rafting & Tubing
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©

5
nights
Quebec City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quebec and Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. Explore hidden gems such as Place Royale and Upper Town (Haute-Ville). When in Quebec City, make a side trip to see Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, steep yourself in history at Plains of Abraham, and browse the collection at Morrin Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Quebec City trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Halifax to Quebec City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to 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
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Omega Park and Upper Canada Village. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parliament Hill and Buildings and ByWard Market. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rideau Canal, see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of Nature, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ottawa sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Quebec City to Ottawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Ottawa, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater and Royal BC Museum. Get in touch with nature at The Raptors and Scenic Marine Route. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours & Sooke Potholes Provincial Park) and Stoney Hill Regional Park (in Genoa Bay). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, steep yourself in history at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Victoria driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ottawa to Victoria in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ottawa to Victoria. Traveling from Ottawa in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria: highs are around 7°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pacific Rim National Park and Chesterman Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long Beach and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Step out of Tofino to go to Ucluelet and see Wild Pacific Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Tofino Brewing Company, and trek along Rainforest Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tofino trip builder tool .

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Tofino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to 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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