35 days in Canada Itinerary

35 days in Canada Itinerary

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35 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Nis
Travel:  23​h
1
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Oliver
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
6
Quebec City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
7
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Lunenburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Nis

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and explore and take pictures at Icefields Parkway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner .

Nis, Serbia to Banff National Park is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Nis to Banff National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Nis in December, with highs in Banff National Park at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

4
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 Sunwapta Falls and Mount Edith Cavell Trail. Take a break from Jasper National Park with a short trip to Hinton Nordic Centre in Hinton, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Edith Cavell, fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, trek along Skyline Trail, and stroll through Maligne Canyon.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park visit planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (-5°C), and nights are about the same (-18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oliver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hinton Nordic Centre
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

3
nights
Oliver

Oliver ©
In tiny Oliver, practically every attraction appealing to tourists remains within walking distance of town center.
Explore hidden gems such as Quails' Gate Winery and Desert Hills Estate Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Naramata (Lang Vineyards & MOCOJO Winery), Penticton (Wine Tours & Tastings & Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Area) and Mission Hill Family Estate Winery (in West Kelowna). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Silver Sage Winery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oliver sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Jasper National Park to Oliver in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Oliver. In December, Oliver is somewhat warmer than Jasper National Park - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Oliver

Wineries Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Penticton, Naramata, West Kelowna, Cawston, Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Silver Sage Winery ©
Silver Sage Winery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rainforest Trail and Chesterman Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mark Penney Gallery, & more). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Henry's Carving Shed, and take in the exciting artwork at Eagle Aerie Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tofino road trip planning site .

Getting from Oliver to Tofino by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oliver in January: highs in Tofino hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ©
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elk Falls Provincial Park and Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Campbell River: 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery (in Comox) and Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre (in Quadra Island). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Awatin Aboriginal Art, and meet the residents at Discovery Passage Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Campbell River online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Tofino to Campbell River by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in January, expect nights in Campbell River to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quadra Island, 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery, Coastal Black Estate Winery
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Elk Falls Provincial Park ©
Elk Falls Provincial Park
40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery ©

3
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 Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Parliament Building (Hotel du Parlement). Go for a jaunt from Quebec City to Sainte Anne de Beaupre to see Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), wander the streets of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), steep yourself in history at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, and explore and take pictures at Plains of Abraham.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City vacation planner.

You can fly from Campbell River to Quebec City in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Campbell River in January: high temperatures in Quebec City hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Chemin Royal (Royal Road)
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

1
day
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Kennington Cove Beach and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Louisbourg day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Quebec City to Louisbourg in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Louisbourg is 1 hour. Traveling from Quebec City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Louisbourg: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baddeck.

Things to do in Louisbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
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4
nights
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highland Village and Ski Tuonela. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baddeck: West Mabou Beach (in Mabou), Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook) and Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Uisge Ban Falls, hit the slopes at Ski Ben Eoin, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Spruce Brewing, and browse for treasures at The Antiques Boutique.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baddeck tour planning website .

Drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Big Spruce Brewing, Highland Village, Colouratura Art Gallery, Ski Ben Eoin, West Mabou Beach
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Highland Village ©
Highland Village
Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls

5
nights
Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Change things up with these side-trips from Lunenburg: Dory Shop Museum (in Shelburne), Crescent Beach (in Lockeport) and Beach Meadows Beach Park (in Brooklyn). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, stroll through Hirtle's Beach, do a tasting at Petite Riviere Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lunenburg trip planner .

Getting from Baddeck to Lunenburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baddeck in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -6°C in Lunenburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Halifax, Annapolis Royal, Wine Kings, Casa Nova Fine Beverages, Dory Shop Museum
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

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