15 days in Vancouver, Banff National Park & Whistler Itinerary

15 days in Vancouver, Banff National Park & Whistler Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada route planner

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Vancouver
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive to Vancouver International Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport

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Vancouver

— 4 nights

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Vancouver is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Vancouver is minus 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 12°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:

Banff National Park

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, get all the equipment you need at SkiBig3 Adventure Hub, head outdoors with Stanley Glacier Hike, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect nights in Banff National Park to be much colder, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Whistler

— 3 nights
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.
Whistler is known for adventure, winter sports, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Whistler trip maker app.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Whistler in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in March: high temperatures in Whistler hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19: