60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + subway + foot + Fly:  19​h
1
Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kelowna
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
8
Halifax
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Montreal
— 5 nights
10
Quebec City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Ottawa
— 5 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
12
Toronto
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
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 Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb, explore the activities along Lost Lake, experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Whistler is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Whistler. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Whistler: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

5
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sea to Sky Highway and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stanley Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, and take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver route planning app .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in December, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Sea to Sky Highway
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Sea to Sky Highway ©
Sea to Sky Highway

4
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 Wild Pacific Trail and Chesterman Beach. Take a break from Tofino with a short trip to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rainforest Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tofino planner .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Tofino, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

4
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scenic Marine Route and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, and examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Tofino in January, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Big White Ski Resort and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kelowna: Bella Wines (in Naramata), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Penticton) and Silver Sage Winery (in Oliver). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park, do a tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, test your problem-solving skills at Kelowna Escape Games - Escape Room & Virtual Reality Arcade, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kelowna trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Victoria to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

West Kelowna, Silver Sage Winery, Big White Ski Resort, Wine Tours & Tastings, Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Big White Ski Resort ©
Big White Ski Resort
Myra Canyon Park ©
Myra Canyon Park

4
nights
Banff National Park

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 Sunshine Village. On the 19th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: cruise along Icefields Parkway, take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park planning app .

You can drive from Kelowna to Banff National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Marmot Basin Ski Area and Mount Edith Cavell. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, cruise along Columbia Ice Field, admire all the interesting features of Highway 93A, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail.

For ratings and tourist information, read Jasper National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around -15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

2
nights
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Step off the beaten path and head to Halifax Central Library and Fairview Lawn Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Peggy's Cove Lighthouse & Swissair Flight 111 Memorial). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Point Pleasant Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut, and take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Halifax trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Halifax in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Halifax is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jasper National Park in January, with highs in Halifax at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Back to the Sea Touch Tank Hut
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Halifax Central Library ©
Halifax Central Library
Point Pleasant Park ©
Point Pleasant Park

5
nights
Montreal

Montreal ©
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 Beer Tastings & Tours and Room Escape Games. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port of Montreal.

Discover how to plan a Montreal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Halifax to Montreal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax to Montreal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in January, things will get a bit cooler in Montreal: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maeva Surf
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Beer Tastings & Tours
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Place Royale. Step out of Quebec City with an excursion to Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quebec, contemplate the long history of Plains of Abraham, wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, and examine the collection at Musee de la civilisation.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City sightseeing website .

You can drive from Montreal to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Quebec City sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Lower Town (Basse-Ville) ©
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

5
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League and Room Escape Games. Take a break from Ottawa with a short trip to Omega Park in Montebello, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, take in panoramic vistas at Peace Tower, trek along Rideau Canal, and stroll through Gatineau Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Ottawa are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatineau, Omega Park
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Omega Park ©
Omega Park
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings

5
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Explore hidden gems such as The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario and Vrulez. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in February: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario ©
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Falls and Queen Victoria Park. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bird Kingdom.

Plan a Niagara Falls trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Room Escape Games
Bird Kingdom ©
Bird Kingdom

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