9 days in Vancouver, Toronto & Banff National Park Itinerary

9 days in Vancouver, Toronto & Banff National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Vancouver, Toronto & Banff National Park Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Toronto
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

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, zoos & aquariums, museums, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, wander the streets of Granville Island, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Vancouver. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping 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

3
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, make a trip to Canadian Broadcasting Centre, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ontario, then browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and then take a stroll through The Distillery District.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip site .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Toronto takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, things will get slightly colder in Toronto: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

2
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.
On the next day, hit the slopes at Sunshine Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

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