22 days in Canada Itinerary

22 days in Canada Itinerary

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22 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Quebec City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Saint John
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
6
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rainforest Trail and Florencia Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Tofino to Ucluelet to see Wild Pacific Trail about 42 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tofino journey planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tofino is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Tofino hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou) and Old Port. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site and Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. Change things up with a short trip to Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place Royale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, get to know the fascinating history of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), and explore and take pictures at Plains of Abraham.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Quebec City travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Quebec City takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tofino to Quebec City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tofino in March, with highs in Quebec City at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sainte Anne de Beaupre
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Old Port ©
Old Port

2
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Get outdoors at Irving Nature Park and Zelda's River Adventures. Get some historical perspective at Green's Point Lighthouse and St. Martins Harbour. Venture out of the city with trips to New River Beach Provincial Park (in New River Beach) and Dunhams Run Estate Winery (in Kingston). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Renforth Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Loyalist House.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint John trip maker tool .

You can fly from Quebec City to Saint John in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Quebec City to Saint John, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Saint John

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunhams Run Estate Winery, Zelda's River Adventures, New River Beach Provincial Park, Green's Point Lighthouse, St. Martins Harbour
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Green's Point Lighthouse ©
Green's Point Lighthouse
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
New River Beach Provincial Park ©
New River Beach Provincial Park

2
nights
Sydney, Cape Breton Island

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Popular historic sites such as Low Point Lighthouse and Jost House Museum are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ski Ben Eoin and Ski Tuonela. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (in Louisbourg) and Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (in Baddeck). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at United Heritage Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint John to Sydney. While traveling from Saint John, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Baddeck, Low Point Lighthouse, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Ski Ben Eoin
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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Ski Ben Eoin ©
Ski Ben Eoin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village. Step out of the city life by going to Johnston Canyon and Bow Valley Parkway. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Banff National Park. Traveling from Sydney to Banff National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marmot Basin Ski Area and Hinton Nordic Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Riverfront Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak and explore the activities along Maligne Lake.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park day trip website .

Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hinton
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Riverfront Park ©
Athabasca Riverfront Park

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