8 days in Canada Itinerary

8 days in Canada Itinerary

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8 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Ottawa
— 1 day
5
Quebec City
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: London

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
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 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver online trip planner .

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island

1
night
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, then explore the activities along Maligne Lake, and finally take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls, take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Jasper National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, then take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon, explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, and then don't miss a visit to Banff Avenue.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

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Ottawa

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, then examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in September, with highs in Ottawa at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Museums
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

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Quebec City

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, then take a stroll through Upper Town (Haute-Ville), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Quebec City visit app .

You can fly from Ottawa to Quebec City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Quebec City are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre ©
Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Terrasse Dufferin ©
Terrasse Dufferin

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