29 days in Canada Itinerary

29 days in Canada Itinerary

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29 days in Canada Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  26​h
Banff National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
bus:  5​h
Kamloops
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Whistler
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
Sydney

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Fireweed Glass Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Banff National Park and Takakkaw Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Golden (Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge & Kicking Horse Mountain Resort), Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park) and Kootenay National Park (in Radium Hot Springs). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ha Ling Peak, and explore the fascinating underground world of Canmore Cave Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Banff National Park is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, Banff National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Canmore, Golden, Kootenay National Park
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Emerald Lake
Takakkaw Falls
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

7
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Medicine Lake. Explore hidden gems such as The Beaver Boardwalk and Mt. Edith Cavell. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maligne Canyon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Kamloops.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

The Beaver Boardwalk
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Sunwapta Falls and Canyon
Mt. Edith Cavell
Athabasca Glacier

5
days
Kamloops

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Step out of the city life by going to Davison Orchards Country Village and Sun Peaks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riverside Park and Kamloops Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamloops: Crannog Ales (in Sorrento) and Vernon (Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, Olive Us Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room, & more). On the 4th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sun Peaks Ski Area. The adventure continues: tee off at Tobiano Golf Course and do a tasting at Sagewood Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kamloops vacation trip planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Kamloops by bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Kamloops due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Kamloops: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Winter Sports Golf

Side Trips

Vernon, Crannog Ales, Sun Peaks
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Riverside Park
Sun Peaks

6
days
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.
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Maurice Young Millennium Place are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Shannon Falls Provincial Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Whistler with a short trip to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in Pemberton, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, hike along Whistler Valley Trail, get outside with Whistler Village Sports, and don't miss a visit to James Stewart Sculpture Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Whistler travel planner.

You can drive from Kamloops to Whistler in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kamloops in August, things will get little chillier in Whistler: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Pemberton, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Zipline
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

2
days
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 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Britannia Mine Museum and then have fun and explore at Science World at TELUS World of Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, and finally take a tour by water with Sea to Sky Scuba.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Whistler in August, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Sea to Sky Scuba, Lighthouse Park, Britannia Mine Museum
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Spanish Banks
Britannia Mine Museum
Kitsilano Beach

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