49 days in Canada & San Diego Itinerary

49 days in Canada & San Diego Itinerary

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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Jasper National Park, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
— 31 nights
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Winnipeg, Canada

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Take a break from the city and head to Bois-des-esprits and Fort Whyte Alive. The Forks National Historic Site and Manitoba Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Winnipeg side-trips: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site (in St. Andrews) and Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre (in Stony Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, and examine the collection at Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Winnipeg travel route planner.

Montreal to Winnipeg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Edmonton, Canada

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): shop like a local with Whyte Avenue, look for all kinds of wild species at John Janzen Nature Centre, then find something for the whole family at Fort Edmonton Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Strathcona, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Muttart Conservatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Edmonton Valley Zoo, and then get answers to all your questions at Alberta Legislature Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edmonton route planner.

Traveling by flight from Winnipeg to Edmonton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Winnipeg to Edmonton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in June, Edmonton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Jasper National Park, Canada

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Athabasca Falls and Cavell Meadows Trail. Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Mountain Galleries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, step off the mainland to explore Spirit Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, and explore the activities along Athabasca River.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip planner.

Getting from Edmonton to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Edmonton in June since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Vancouver, Canada

— 31 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yaletown and Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple. Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Lighthouse Park. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Fort Langley (Fort Langley National Historic Site & Brae Island Regional Park), Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (in Chilliwack) and Whistler (Whistler Sliding Centre, Off-Road Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Granville Island, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, contemplate the long history of Steveston Heritage Fishing Village, and ride a horse along Leghorn Ranch.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vancouver tour planning site.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jasper National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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San Diego, United States

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Get some historical perspective at Marston House Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online travel route planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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.