23 days in Canada Itinerary

23 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada vacation planner

Make it your trip
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Toronto
— 4 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montreal
— 4 nights
Fly

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Vancouver

— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Liberty Distillery and Parallel 49 Brewing Company. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Delta to see George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: test the waters at Halsa Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Third Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Postmark Brewing.

Plan trip to Vancouver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Brussels, Belgium to Vancouver is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Vancouver is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brussels in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Vancouver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at Spicy Sports, then play a few rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally fly down the slopes at Peak to Creek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler sightseeing tool.

Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Jasper National Park

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marmot Basin Ski Area and Old Fort Point. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Summit Massage Therapy and Wellness, look for gifts at Friends of Jasper National Park, see the interesting displays at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, and sample some tasty brews at Jasper Food Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Whistler in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -9°C in Jasper National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Banff National Park

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kingmik Dog Sled Tours and Banff Park Museum. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Kicking Horse River (in Field), Lake O' Hara (in Yoho National Park) and Ha Ling Peak (in Canmore). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Meadow Spa and Pools, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fenland Trail, walk around Central Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in April: highs in Banff National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Toronto

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Silversmith Brewing Company and Bloor Street West/Annex. Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Vieni Estates (in Beamsville), De Simone Vineyards (in Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Calamus Estate Winery (in Jordan). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at Wine Tours Toronto. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ricoh Coliseum at Exhibition Place, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the architecture and design of Royal Conservatory of Music, and sample the fine beverages at Yongehurst Distillery Co.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toronto planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Toronto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Toronto, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Ottawa

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 11th (Sun), try to win big at Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Perrault Vineyard, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Waller St. Brewing, and finally walk around Leamy Lake Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Famous Five Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Bytown Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stray Dog Brewing Company, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dominion City brewery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto in April, Ottawa is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Montreal

— 4 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde and Centre d'Histoire de Montreal. Get out of town with these interesting Montreal side-trips: Dunham (Union Libre Cidre & Vin & Val Caudalies). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Mont Royal Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Christ Church Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal road trip planning website.

Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

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.