25 days in Canada Itinerary

25 days in Canada Itinerary

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Vancouver
Fly
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Victoria
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Nanaimo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Port Alberni
— 1 day
Drive
5
Tofino
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Campbell River
— 1 night
Drive
7
Victoria
— 1 night
Fly
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Calgary
— 1 night
Drive
9
Canmore
Drive
10
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
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Calgary
Bus
12
Edmonton
— 3 nights
Fly
13
Montreal
— 2 nights
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Quebec City
— 2 nights
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15
Toronto
— 3 nights
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Ottawa
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Vancouver

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.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver tour itinerary planner.

Whistler to Vancouver is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whistler in October since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 48°F. You will leave for Victoria on the 11th (Tue).
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Victoria — 3 nights

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf, Fan Tan Alley and The Butchart Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Centennial Square, don't miss a visit to Government Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, then take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Fan Tan Alley.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Victoria sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nanaimo.
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Nanaimo — 1 night

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, Maffeo Sutton Park, Newcastle Island, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Mount Tolmie Park, take in the pleasant sights at Harbourfront Walkway, then walk around Newcastle Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maffeo Sutton Park, and finally walk around Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nanaimo trip app.

You can drive from Victoria to Nanaimo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nanaimo are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Alberni.
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Port Alberni — 1 day

Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Harbour Quay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Harbour Quay, contemplate the waterfront views at Cameron Lake, then make a trip to Old Country Market, then walk around Spider Lake Provincial Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Alberni route builder.

Drive from Nanaimo to Port Alberni in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nanaimo in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Port Alberni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Tofino.
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Tofino — 3 nights

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.
You've added Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tofino Bike Co, Kayaking & Canoeing, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Tofino Bike Co, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Storm The Tofino Surf Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cox Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip maker tool.

You can drive from Port Alberni to Tofino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tofino are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Campbell River.
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Campbell River — 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ripple Rock as well as Quinsam River Hatchery. On the 18th (Tue), take in the views from Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Quinsam River Hatchery, and then don't miss a visit to Ripple Rock. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Campbell River road trip planner.

Getting from Tofino to Campbell River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tofino in October since evenings lows in Campbell River dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.
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Victoria — 1 night

Garden City

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Campbell River in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Victoria, with lows of 49°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.
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Calgary — 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You've added Calgary Pathway System, The New Central Library, The Calgary Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Calgary Zoo, make a trip to Wonderland Sculpture, pause for some photo ops at Conversation Sculpture, then steep yourself in history at Heritage Park Historical Village, then take a stroll around The New Central Library, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Calgary Pathway System.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Calgary route planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Calgary takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Calgary is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Calgary when traveling from Victoria in October, with lows around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Canmore.
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Canmore

Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grotto Canyon, Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, Ribbon Creek Trail, and other attractions. On the 21st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ha Ling Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ribbon Creek Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, then explore the stunning scenery at Grotto Canyon, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Cross Zee Ranch.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Canmore trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Calgary to Canmore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in October, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park — 2 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.
You've added Johnston Canyon, Parker Ridge Trail, Temple Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Banff National Park is very close to Canmore. Traveling from Canmore in October, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Calgary.
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Calgary

Stampede City

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Calgary online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calgary: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 33°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edmonton.
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Edmonton — 3 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
You've added River Valley Adventure - Segway Tours, Neon Sign Museum, Edmonton Ghost Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Edmonton Park and Mill Creek Ravine Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edmonton online travel route planner.

You can fly from Calgary to Edmonton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edmonton are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Montreal.
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Montreal — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, Mount Royal Park, Underground City, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, wander the streets of Quartier des spectacles, then wander the streets of Saint Laurent Boulevard, then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and finally stroll around Mount Royal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, make a trip to La Grande Roue de Montreal, then witness the site of a historic battle at Place Jacques-Cartier, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and finally wander the streets of Underground City.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montreal road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Montreal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in October, expect Montreal to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 45°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quebec City.
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Quebec City — 2 nights

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), Musee de la civilisation, Place Royale, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Quebec.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Quebec City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Toronto.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Toronto — 3 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.
You've added Canada's Wonderland, Harbourfront Centre, Niagara Falls Canada, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nathan Phillips Square and Ontario Legislative Building. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Distillery Historic District.

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

Fly from Quebec City to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Toronto, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Ottawa.
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Ottawa — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes ByWard Market, Notre Dame Basilica, National Gallery of Canada, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Major's Hill Park, then contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings, and then take a stroll through ByWard Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, then appreciate the history behind Terry Fox Statue, and finally explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Toronto in November since evenings lows in Ottawa dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 1 night

Hollywood North

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lighthouse Park, Cypress Provincial Park and False Creek Ferries. On the 4th (Fri), step on board at False Creek Ferries, take in the views from Lions Gate Bridge, then get great views at Cypress Provincial Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Vancouver by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Ottawa to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in November: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 49°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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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.
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Vancouver Island travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Just off Canada's far western coastline, Vancouver Island serves as a sprawling natural playground tailor-made for those looking to "get away from it all." For most visitors on a Vancouver Island vacation means exploring the many sandy beaches, gazing or photographing snowcapped mountains, picking up some adrenaline by biking down rugged trails, and hiking through some of the world's oldest and least-spoiled rainforests. If that doesn't fill up your Vancouver Island itinerary, head to Cowichan Valley, a picture-perfect place ideal for foodies and wine lovers. For modern attractions and a bit of island sophistication, visit Victoria, provincial capital with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.
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Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.
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