16 days in Canada Itinerary

16 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada tour itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Tsawwassen, Ferry to Swartz Bay, Drive to Victoria
— 5 nights
Banff National Park
— 5 nights


Vancouver — 3 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Yaletown and Lighthouse Park. Visit Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Museum of Anthropology, cast your line with a fishing tour, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vancouver is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Vancouver is minus 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.
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Whistler — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally glide through natural beauty at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, Whistler is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria.
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Victoria — 5 nights

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Westholme Tea Company and The Avenue Gallery. Let the collections at Royal BC Museum and Marshall-Inman Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Red Art Gallery (in Sidney), Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park, French Beach Provincial Park, &more) and Duncan (Rembrandt's Chocolates & Duncan Farmer's Market). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens, kick back and relax at Sombrio Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and ponder the world of politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Whistler to Victoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Whistler, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Banff National Park.
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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.
Visiting Moraine Lake and Lake Agnes will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Park Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Yoho National Park (Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Peyto Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive, trek along Sentinel Pass, and stroll through Bow Glacier Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Victoria in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

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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.