24 days in Canada & Mexico City Itinerary

24 days in Canada & Mexico City Itinerary

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Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Whistler, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
5
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
7
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
9
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll around Alameda Central and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip tool.

Guadalajara to Mexico City is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in April, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Parks
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Museo de Arte Popular ©
Museo de Arte Popular
Alameda Central ©
Alameda Central

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Bloedel Conservatory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Britannia Mine Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jericho Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Liberty Distillery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip website.

Fly from Mexico City to Vancouver in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Vancouver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect nights in Vancouver to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Britannia Mine Museum
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

3
nights
Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peak to Creek and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Whistler Blackcomb and The Whistler Train Wreck Trail. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Audain Art Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and hike along Cheakamus Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in April, Whistler is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail ©
The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): visit Gastown, then enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at English Bay Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Burnaby Village Museum, then steep yourself in history at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Richmond Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip planning site.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Whistler in May since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Burnaby Village Museum
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English Bay Beach ©
English Bay Beach
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site ©
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site ©

4
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wabasso Lake and Jasper Discovery Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleries. Go for a jaunt from Jasper National Park to Mount Robson to see Berg Lake Trail about 5h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Lac Beauvert, hike along Opal Hills, explore the activities along Moab Lake, and walk around Moose Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in May since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Berg Lake Trail
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Wilcox Pass ©
Wilcox Pass
Berg Lake Trail ©
Berg Lake Trail
Angel Glacier ©
Angel Glacier

3
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive, and then explore and take pictures at Burgess Shale. On your second day here, hike along Tunnel Mountain Trail, trek along Ink Pots Hiking Trail, then get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Historic Luxton Home Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park trip app.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in May, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
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Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail
Burgess Shale ©
Burgess Shale
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

2
nights
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, explore the activities along Clover Point Park, then stroll the grounds of Ross Bay Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Marine Route.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Victoria trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Victoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Victoria, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Anthropology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and then trek along West Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Langley National Historic Site, then explore by horseback at Leghorn Ranch, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mundy Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Wait for Me Daddy Sculpture.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip builder tool.

Drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Vancouver

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

West Vancouver Seawall, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Mundy Park, Leghorn Ranch, Wait for Me Daddy Sculpture
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Leghorn Ranch ©
Leghorn Ranch
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site
West Vancouver Seawall ©
West Vancouver Seawall

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planning website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Mexico City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Mexico City is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Mexico City at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites
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Zocalo
Zocalo

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