13 days in Canada Itinerary

13 days in Canada Itinerary

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13 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Quebec City, Quebec
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
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: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Vancouver to Jasper National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jasper National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

3
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, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, hike along Lake Agnes, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, and stroll around Yoho National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip maker site .

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park

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, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Granville Island, stroll around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in August, with highs in Vancouver at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lower Town (Basse-Ville) as well as Old Quebec. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation, get to know the fascinating history of Place Royale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Quebec City holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Vancouver to Quebec City in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Quebec City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Quebec City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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