21 days in Canada Itinerary

21 days in Canada Itinerary

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21 days in Canada Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h
Vancouver
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Ucluelet
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Victoria
— 1 night
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 45​min
Hope
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Golden
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Mount Robson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 30​min
Amsterdam

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Stanley Park and then wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vancouver is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vancouver are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ucluelet.

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Stanley Park
Vancouver Downtown
Gastown

3
days
Ucluelet

A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Majestic Ocean Kayaking, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Long Beach, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ucluelet: Tofino (Mermaid Tales Bookshop & Pacific Rim National Park). The adventure continues: stop by Image West Gifts.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ucluelet vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Vancouver to Ucluelet in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: highs in Ucluelet hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria.

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Tofino
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Long Beach
Pacific Rim National Park
Majestic Ocean Kayaking

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inner Harbour as well as Craigdarroch Castle. On the 15th (Fri), admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle and then take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Ucluelet to Victoria by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hope.

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Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour

1
day
Hope

Hope is a district municipality located at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool, then experience rural life at Honeyview Farm, and then make a trip to The Hope Slide.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hope travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Victoria to Hope by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Victoria in September, expect nights in Hope to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Golden.

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Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool
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Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool
The Hope Slide

1
day
Golden

Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre.

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You can drive from Hope to Golden in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hope to Golden, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hope in September, things will get a bit cooler in Golden: highs are around 21°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yoho National Park.

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Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

2
days
Yoho National Park

Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Takakkaw Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yoho National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Golden to Yoho National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Golden in September, with highs in Yoho National Park at 16°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

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Emerald Lake
Takakkaw Falls
Natural Bridge

2
days
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 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Peyto Lake and then cruise along Icefields Parkway.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip planner.

Banff National Park is just a short distance from Yoho National Park. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off toMount Robson.

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Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway
Peyto Lake

3
days
Mount Robson

Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Robson: Willmore Wilderness Park (in Grande Cache) and Rearguard Falls Provincial Park (in Tete Jaune Cache). There's more to do: stroll through Mount Robson Provincial Park and hike along Berg Lake Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mount Robson trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Banff National Park to Mount Robson. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Mount Robson is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in September: highs in Mount Robson hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

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Rearguard Falls Provincial Park, Willmore Wilderness Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park
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Berg Lake Trail
Willmore Wilderness Park
Rearguard Falls Provincial Park

1
day
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.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Robson to Jasper National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banff National Park.

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Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls
Experience Gourmet Living

2
days
Banff National Park

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Vermilion Lakes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Johnston Canyon
Lake Minnewanka
Vermilion Lakes

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