24 days in Canada Itinerary

24 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada sightseeing planner
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Whistler
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Montreal
— 2 nights
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Quebec City
— 4 nights
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Toronto
— 2 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Whistler — 3 nights

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 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, then take a stroll around Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb and then look for gifts at evo Village Sports.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Whistler tour builder.

Sydney, Australia to Whistler is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Whistler is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Whistler to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jasper National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Jasper National Park — 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives or Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts. Get outdoors at Marmot Basin and Lac Beauvert. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Maligne Lake, head outdoors with Old Fort Point, learn the secrets of beer at Jasper Food Tours, and view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries.

Discover how to plan a Jasper National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Jasper National Park is a bit cooler than Whistler - with highs of -5°C and lows of -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Banff National Park — 4 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.
Head to Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd and Art Country Canada Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Johnston Canyon and The Lake Louise Ski Resort. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in December, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Montreal.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Montreal — 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, explore the world behind art at La Guilde, then learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and finally look for gifts at La Cour des Arts du Vieux-Montreal. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port of Montreal, and finally pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Montreal vacation planner.

Fly from Banff National Park to Montreal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Montreal. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in December, with highs in Montreal at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Quebec City.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Quebec City — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Musee de la civilisation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quebec and Place Royale. Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, sample the fine beverages at Stadacone distillery, explore the world behind art at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), and make a trip to Quartier Petit Champlain.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quebec City itinerary app.

You can fly from Montreal to Quebec City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.
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Toronto — 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 26th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and then wander the streets of Queen Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Toronto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In December in Toronto, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tofino.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Tofino, Vancouver Island — 2 nights

A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Storm The Tofino Surf Shop, stroll through Long Beach, then hike along Rainforest Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, then stroll through Wild Pacific Trail, and then visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tofino trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Tofino by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Toronto to Tofino, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: highs in Tofino hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Vancouver — 3 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.
On the 30th (Fri), look for gifts at Make, then explore and take pictures at Granville Island, and then hunt for treasures at Granville Island Public Market. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Tofino in December, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow 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.
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