17 days in Canada Itinerary

17 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamloops
— 1 night
Drive
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Revelstoke
— 1 night
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Lethbridge
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Lethbridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calgary
— 1 night

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Vancouver

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

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: stroll around Stanley Park, contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and stop by Vancouver Downtown.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Whistler

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistler Blackcomb and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Whistler day trip planning app.

Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around 5°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kamloops.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Kamloops

— 1 night

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
On the 8th (Sat), walk around Riverside Park - Centre of the City.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kamloops holiday planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Kamloops in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Kamloops

Wineries · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Revelstoke

— 1 night
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Mount Revelstoke National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Revelstoke trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Revelstoke takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Yoho National Park

— 1 night
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the activities along Emerald Lake, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yoho National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Yoho National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Revelstoke to Yoho National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Revelstoke in May, with highs in Yoho National Park at 15°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Jasper National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls, take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, then take some stellar pictures from Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, then admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and finally look for gifts at Candy Bears' Lair.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yoho National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 0°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Banff National Park

— 3 nights
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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Louise, take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Banff National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lethbridge.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Lethbridge

— 2 nights
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. On the 17th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coulee Brew Co, try your luck at Pure Casino Lethbridge, explore the activities along Henderson Lake Park, then admire all the interesting features of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Theoretically Brewing Company. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Whoop-Up, and then identify plant and animal life at Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lethbridge trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Lethbridge by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in May; daily highs in Lethbridge reach 21°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Lethbridge

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Calgary

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lethbridge to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. May in Calgary sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night.

Things to do in Calgary

Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.