60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  26​h
1
Oliver
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Quebec City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Saint John
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 45​min
8
Annapolis Royal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Lunenburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Halifax
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
St. John's
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  26​h
End: Bangkok

4
nights
Oliver

Oliver ©
In tiny Oliver, practically every attraction appealing to tourists remains within walking distance of town center.
Get in touch with nature at Covert Farms Family Estate and Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. Change things up with these side-trips from Oliver: Quails' Gate Winery (in West Kelowna), MOCOJO Winery (in Naramata) and Dirty Laundry Vineyard (in Summerland). There's more to do: do a tasting at Silver Sage Winery.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oliver trip itinerary maker website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Oliver is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Oliver, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect Oliver to be colder, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Oliver

Wineries Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cawston, West Kelowna, Penticton, MOCOJO Winery, Dirty Laundry Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
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Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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.
You'll explore and learn at Eagle Aerie Gallery and Henry's Carving Shed. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Schooner Cove and Cox Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Amphitrite Point Lighthouse). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Long Beach, hike along Rainforest Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Chesterman Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tofino trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oliver to Tofino takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Oliver in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tofino, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove

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.
Head to Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery and Jasper Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Edith Cavell and Athabasca Glacier. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, stroll through Bald Hills, trek along Maligne Canyon, and explore the activities along Maligne Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip planner .

Getting from Tofino to Jasper National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tofino in December, expect Jasper National Park to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Samson Native Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Plain of Six Glaciers and Emerald Lake. When in Banff National Park, make a side trip to see Yoho National Park in Field, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon, and identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online holiday 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 your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Yoho National Park
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Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Upper Canada Village and Rideau Canal. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Notre Dame Basilica and Omega Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of ByWard Market, steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, and see the interesting displays at Canadian Museum of History.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ottawa visit planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in December: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Canadian Museum of History, Omega Park, Upper Canada Village
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Upper Canada Village ©
Upper Canada Village
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

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.
La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee de la civilisation will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Old Port. 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: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, take a stroll through Lower Town (Basse-Ville), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre ©
Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

4
nights
Saint John

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Get in touch with nature at Fundy National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at New Brunswick Museum and Trinity Church. Explore Saint John's surroundings by going to Waterside Beach (in Waterside), St. Martins Sea Caves (in St. Martins) and New River Beach Provincial Park (in New River Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Irving Nature Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and learn about winemaking at Dunhams Run Estate Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint John online trip planner .

You can fly from Quebec City to Saint John in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Quebec City to Saint John. In December in Saint John, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fundy National Park, Waterside Beach, Dunhams Run Estate Winery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, St. Martins Sea Caves
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park

5
nights
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Cape Forchu Lightstation and Eglise Sacre-Coeur will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Annapolis Royal side-trips: Eglise Saint Bernard (in Saint Bernard), Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse (in Gilberts Cove) and Prim Point Lighthouse (in Digby). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, see the interesting displays at North Hills Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sainte-Marie Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Saint John to Annapolis Royal by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Saint John in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in Annapolis Royal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bear River, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Cape Forchu Lightstation, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site

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.
Let the collections at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Laurie Swim Gallery capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Crescent Beach and Hirtle's Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lunenburg: Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre), Lunenburg County Winery (in Newburne) and Rissers Beach Provincial Park (in Petite Riviere). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, kick back and relax at Beach Meadows Beach Park, look for gifts at Haskapa, and stroll through Crescent Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lunenburg holiday maker app .

You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. In December in Lunenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beach Meadows Beach Park, Crescent Beach, Carter's Beach, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Hirtle's Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site ©
Grand Pre National Historic Site
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fairview Lawn Cemetery and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Luckett Vineyards and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Lawrencetown Beach (in East Lawrencetown), Martinique Beach Provincial Park (in East Petpeswick) and Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, kick back and relax at Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, and identify plant and animal life at Burntcoat Head Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Halifax trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Halifax, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, Noel, Luckett Vineyards, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Clam Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Luckett Vineyards ©
Luckett Vineyards
Clam Harbour Beach ©
Clam Harbour Beach

4
nights
Sydney, Cape Breton Island

Sydney ©
Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cape Breton Miners' Museum and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louisbourg Lighthouse and Highland Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Baddeck (Ski Tuonela & Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site) and Ski Ben Eoin (in East Bay). And it doesn't end there: trek along Skyline Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Redeemer Parish, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, and see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Halifax to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Halifax in January, with highs in Sydney at -1°C and lows at -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ingonish.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisbourg, Baddeck, Ski Ben Eoin, Highland Village, Skyline Trail
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse
Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

3
nights
Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

Ingonish ©
Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Middle Head Trail and Margaree Salmon Museum. Get outdoors at Ingonish Beach and Cheticamp Island Beach. When in Ingonish, make a side trip to see Gallery La Bella Mona Lisa in Cheticamp, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Brook Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ingonish trip planning tool .

Drive from Sydney to Ingonish in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ingonish are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Ingonish

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cheticamp, Black Brook Beach, Margaree Salmon Museum
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Middle Head Trail ©
Middle Head Trail
Ingonish Beach ©
Ingonish Beach
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©

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St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
On the 17th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Gower Street United Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, then stroll through Middle Cove Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bay de Verde Heritage Premises, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chris Ricketts Fine Art Gallery, and then examine the collection at Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Make your St. John's itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ingonish to St. John's by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January in St. John's, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -9°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in St. John's

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Middle Cove Beach, Bay de Verde Heritage Premises, Chris Ricketts Fine Art Gallery, Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Rooms ©
The Rooms
Bay de Verde Heritage Premises ©
Bay de Verde Heritage Premises

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