28 days in Canada Itinerary

28 days in Canada Itinerary

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28 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Drumheller
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Toronto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Victoria
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Drumheller

Drumheller
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Drumheller online attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Drumheller is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Drumheller: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Drumheller

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, and play a few rounds at Banff Springs Golf Course.

Find out how to plan Banff National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Drumheller to Banff National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Drumheller in July; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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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, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mount Edith Cavell Trail, look for gifts at Malige Canyon Restaurant and Gift Shop, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Edith Cavell.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

3
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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, shopping, museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, take a stroll through The Distillery District, and meet the residents at Toronto Zoo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toronto trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Jasper National Park to Toronto in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Toronto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Toronto, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bird Kingdom, stroll through White Water Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Place Royale and then take a stroll through Old Quebec.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Quebec City online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Quebec City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Quebec City sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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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, zoos & aquariums, museums, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge, and hike along Vancouver Seawall.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Vancouver takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) attractions app .

Explore your travel options from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) with the Route module. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Museums
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nights
Victoria

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 museums, historic sites, adventure, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, stroll through Beacon Hill Park, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Victoria with the Route module. Traveling from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in August, you will find days in Victoria are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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