21 days in Canada Itinerary

21 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada route planner

Make it your trip
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Ottawa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cavendish
— 1 night
Fly
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St. John's
— 4 nights
Fly
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Canmore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ottawa

— 4 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parliament Hill and Buildings and Rideau Hall. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of Nature. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, stroll through Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, don't miss a visit to Ottawa Locks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ottawa trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ottawa. In July, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cavendish.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Cavendish

— 1 night
Known to fans of writer Lucy Maud Montgomery as the setting of "Anne of Green Gables," Cavendish represents a top destination on Prince Edward Island.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cavendish Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Cavendish Cliffs, and then steep yourself in history at Green Gables.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cavendish travel route planner.

You can fly from Ottawa to Cavendish in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ottawa to Cavendish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in July, expect nights in Cavendish to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Cavendish

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

St. John's

— 4 nights

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Johnson Geo Centre. Get some cultural insight at Signal Hill and Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour. When in St. John's, make a side trip to see Red Bay National Historic Site in Red Bay, approximately Red Bay away. The adventure continues: trek along North Head Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, and explore the world behind art at The Rooms.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. John's trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Cavendish to St. John's in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Newfoundland Standard Time (NST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cavendish in July: high temperatures in St. John's hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canmore.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Canmore

— 2 nights
Bordered by the spectacular peaks of the Alberta Rockies, within a stone's throw of Banff National Park, the town of Canmore serves as an excellent base for outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, and then get outside with Via Ferrata. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the activities along Grassi Lakes.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canmore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. John's to Canmore takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from St. John's to Canmore is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from St. John's in July, Canmore is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Canmore

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Jasper National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maligne Lake and Opal Hills. Take a break from the city and head to Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls. There's still lots to do: trek along Bald Hills, contemplate the waterfront views at Athabasca River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak, and explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canmore to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

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.
Attractions like Stanley Park and Spanish Banks make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Jericho Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at English Bay Beach, wander the streets of Gastown, contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, and stroll through Kitsilano Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver holiday website.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Vancouver takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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.