18 days in Canada Itinerary

18 days in Canada Itinerary

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Kelowna
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
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3
Squamish
— 1 night
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4
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 1 night
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Saskatoon
— 1 night
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Ottawa
— 1 night
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Kingston
— 3 nights
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Toronto
— 1 night
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Kelowna

— 1 night

Orchard City

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.
On the 9th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and then do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kelowna using our trip planner.

Calgary to Kelowna is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Kelowna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Vancouver

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, then make a trip to Engine 374 Pavilion, and then contemplate the long history of Yaletown.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner.

You can fly from Kelowna to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Squamish.

Things to do in Vancouver

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Squamish

— 1 night

Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
On the 11th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at West Coast Railway Heritage Park and then admire the majestic nature at Alice Lake Provincial Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Squamish trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Squamish by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Squamish, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Squamish

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Jasper National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, look for gifts at Experience Gourmet Living, then view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, then see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake. On the next day, hike along Cavell Meadows Trail, then hike along Bald Hills, and then head off the coast to Spirit Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Squamish to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Squamish to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Squamish in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jasper National Park, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Waterton Lakes National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bertha Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cameron Falls. On the next day, tee off at Waterton Lakes Golf Course and then hike along International Peace Park Hike.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Waterton Lakes National Park travel route site.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Waterton Lakes National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Waterton Lakes National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Saskatoon

— 1 night

Paris of the Prairies

Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, sample the fine beverages at LB Distillers, then meet the residents at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, and finally steep yourself in history at The Marr Residence. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Western Development Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Meewasin Valley, and then find something for the whole family at Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saskatoon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Waterton Lakes National Park to Saskatoon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park to Saskatoon is 1 hour. Traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in July, Saskatoon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Ottawa

— 1 night

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Oscar Peterson Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada. On your second day here, take a stroll through ByWard Market and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa tour itinerary site.

Fly from Saskatoon to Ottawa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Saskatoon in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Kingston

— 3 nights

Limestone City

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Henry National Historic Site and Canada's Penitentiary Museum. Bellevue House National Historic Site and Kingston City Hall will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, walk around Kingston Waterfront, take in the exciting artwork at Martello Alley, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kingston online itinerary planner.

Drive from Ottawa to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kingston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Toronto

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kew-Balmy Beach, then examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto vacation planner.

You can fly from Kingston to Toronto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Canada travel guide

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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.