60 days in Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 8 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 8 nights
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Edmonton, Canada
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Calgary, Canada

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calgary: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (in Cochrane) and Drumheller (Royal Tyrrell Museum & Horsethief Canyon). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo, stroll around Fort Calgary, head off the coast to Prince's Island Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Stephen Avenue Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Calgary visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Calgary is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Calgary at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

— 5 nights
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton Lake National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along International Peace Park Hike, stroll through Carthew - Alderson Trail, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon, and head outdoors with Bear's Hump.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterton Lakes National Park travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Waterton Lakes National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Banff National Park, Canada

— 8 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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Louise, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, trek along Plain of Six Glaciers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bow Glacier Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Waterton Lakes National Park to Banff National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Banff National Park is a bit cooler than Waterton Lakes National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 8:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 8 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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, hike along Wilcox Pass, get a dose of the wild on Jasper Riding Stables, and head outdoors with Lac Beauvert.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 16:

Edmonton, Canada

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum and then find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Edmonton in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Edmonton, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edmonton

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Reykjavik takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Edmonton in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Akureyri, Iceland

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Husavik (Rauoanes Point, Salka Whale Watching, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

— 2 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): trek along Laugavegur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar visit planning app.

Getting from Akureyri to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Stockholm on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 7 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Change things up with a short trip to Sandhamn in Varmdo (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, have fun and explore at Junibacken, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stockholm road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Stockholm. Traveling from Landmannalaugar to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Landmannalaugar in August: highs in Stockholm hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Stockholm

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 6:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
When in Marrakech, make a side trip to see Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal in Tahanaout, approximately Tahanaout away. Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip site.

Getting from Stockholm to Marrakech by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 nights
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 17th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Victoria Falls in 23 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marrakech in September since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.