20 days in Canada & Victoria Itinerary

20 days in Canada & Victoria Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
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Bendigo, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nanaimo, Canada
— 1 night
Ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edmonton, Canada
— 1 night
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Calgary, Canada

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum and then grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bowness Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Calgary tour planner.

Ottawa to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in September, expect Calgary to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Bendigo, Australia

The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca and Bendigo Pottery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosalind Park and The Great Aussie Beer Shed. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine, and explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bendigo online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Calgary to Bendigo in 24 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, then contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and finally visit Degraves Street.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Vancouver, Canada

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 27th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at West Vancouver Seawall, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, then kick back and relax at Third Beach, and finally stroll through Jericho Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver online trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Vancouver in 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Vancouver is minus 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Tofino, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, stroll through Cox Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Cove.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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Nanaimo, Canada

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at WildPlay Element Parks Nanaimo, explore the activities along Maffeo Sutton Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pipers Lagoon Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Newcastle Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Nanaimo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Nanaimo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nanaimo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

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Whistler, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, ski along the peaceful trails at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, admire the masterpieces at Audain Art Museum, and then stroll through Whistler Valley Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Whistler online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nanaimo to Whistler in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Nanaimo in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Whistler. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kamloops.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

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Kamloops, Canada

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): walk around Riverside Park - Centre of the City and then do a tasting at Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kamloops trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Whistler to Kamloops in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Wineries · Parks

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Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, then examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, then learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cascade Gardens. On the next day, play a few rounds at Banff Springs Golf Course, appreciate the extensive heritage of Banff Avenue, and then relax and float downstream with Hydra River Guides.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park holiday maker website.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kamloops to Banff National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kamloops to Banff National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Museums · Golf · Historic Sites

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Jasper National Park, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): relax and float downstream with Jasper Raft Tours, then stroll through Freewheel cycle, and then trek along Jasper Discovery Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls, explore the striking landscape at Goat Lick, then stroll through Pocahontas Coal Mine Trail, and finally trek along Cavell Meadows Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Edmonton, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Muttart Conservatory and then see the interesting displays at Alberta Aviation Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edmonton trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.

Victoria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.