28 days in Canada Itinerary

28 days in Canada Itinerary

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28 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
2
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Golden
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h
5
Kelowna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Whistler
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + foot + subway + Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Hammamet

2
nights
Sydney, Cape Breton Island

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skyline Trail and Ski Ben Eoin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (in Louisbourg) and Baddeck (Ski Tuonela & Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site). There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Cape Breton Regional Library and appreciate the history behind Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hammamet in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Baddeck, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Skyline Trail, Ski Ben Eoin
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Ski Ben Eoin ©
Ski Ben Eoin
Ski Tuonela ©
Ski Tuonela
Cape Breton Regional Library ©
Cape Breton Regional Library

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marmot Basin Ski Area and Athabasca Glacier. Get in touch with nature at Sunwapta Falls and Whistlers Peak. There's much more to do: trek along Skyline Trail, cruise along Highway 93A, and explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Jasper National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder days in Jasper National Park, with highs around -5°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Johnston Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bow Valley Parkway.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in December: highs in Banff National Park hover around -10°C, while lows dip to -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Golden.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

3
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Rotary Trails. Visiting Chatter Creek and Golden Nordic Ski Club will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Columbia River, shop like a local with Art Gallery of Golden, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Whitetooth Brewing Company.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Golden trip planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Golden by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in December: high temperatures in Golden hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort ©
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Chatter Creek ©
Chatter Creek
Golden Nordic Ski Club ©
Golden Nordic Ski Club

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nights
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Escape the urban bustle at SilverStar Mountain Resort and Big White Ski Resort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Wakebenders Boat Rental. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Arion Therapeutic Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna itinerary planner .

You can drive from Golden to Kelowna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Golden to Kelowna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Campbell River.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Big White Ski Resort, SilverStar Mountain Resort
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Big White Ski Resort ©
Big White Ski Resort
SilverStar Mountain Resort ©
SilverStar Mountain Resort
Wakebenders Boat Rental ©
Wakebenders Boat Rental

3
nights
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and The Museum at Campbell River. Take a break from the city and head to Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park and Quadra Island Golf Club. There's still lots to do: stroll through Elk Falls Provincial Park, stop by Awatin Aboriginal Art, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Ripple Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Campbell River trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Campbell River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December in Campbell River, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Quadra Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Holly Hill Farm ©
Holly Hill Farm

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rainforest Trail and Chesterman Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Tofino with an excursion to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Henry's Carving Shed.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tofino trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Tofino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Campbell River in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tofino: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Wild Pacific Trail
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Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park and Whistler Sliding Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Backcountry Snowcats Ltd and Momentum Ski Camps - Day Camps. And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Black Tusk Trail, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery at Millenium Place, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tofino to Whistler takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tofino in December, with highs in Whistler at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Backcountry Snowcats Ltd
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Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Black Tusk Trail ©
Black Tusk Trail

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