34 days in Canada Itinerary

34 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
St. John's
— 2 nights
2
Gros Morne National Park
— 3 nights
3
Halifax
— 3 nights
4
Quebec City
— 5 nights
5
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
6
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
8
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
9
Vancouver
— 4 nights

2
nights
St. John's

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Signal Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the engaging exhibits at Johnson Geo Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Head Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. John's trip itinerary maker tool.

Manchester, UK to St. John's is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Newfoundland Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Johnson Geo Centre ©
Johnson Geo Centre
North Head Trail ©
North Head Trail

3
nights
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park ©
A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Escape the urban bustle at Gros Morne National Park and Lookout Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Discovery Center and Cow Head Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Tablelands, stroll through Shallow Bay Beach, and trek along Gros Morne.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Gros Morne National Park sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
The Discovery Center ©
The Discovery Center
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands

3
nights
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and St. Paul's Church. Get some cultural insight at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and St. John's Anglican Church. When in Halifax, make a side trip to see Laurie Swim Gallery in Lunenburg, approximately Lunenburg away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fairview Lawn Cemetery, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, steep yourself in history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Halifax tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gros Morne National Park in October: high temperatures in Halifax hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church

5
nights
Quebec City

Quebec City ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou). La Citadelle de Quebec and Place Royale are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, see the interesting displays at Musee de la civilisation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port, and walk around Plains of Abraham.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Quebec City vacation planner.

Getting from Halifax to Quebec City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Old Port ©
Old Port

4
nights
Banff National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moraine Lake and Takakkaw Falls. Get some cultural insight at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Vermilion Lakes, trek along Tunnel Mountain Trail, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Quebec City to Banff National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Quebec City to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quebec City in October, expect Banff National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies ©
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

5
nights
Jasper National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Athabasca Falls and Spirit Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Sunwapta Falls and Old Fort Point Loop Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wabasso Lake, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, admire the sheer force of Tangle Creek Falls, and trek along Opal Hills.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Bald Hills ©
Bald Hills

4
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater and Scenic Marine Route. Inner Harbour and Christ Church Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World, make a trip to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, and explore the world behind art at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Victoria day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Victoria in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Victoria is somewhat warmer than Jasper National Park - with highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

3
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
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.
Get outdoors at Chesterman Beach and Schooner Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rainforest Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Tofino to go to Ucluelet and see Wild Pacific Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tofino holiday planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. October in Tofino sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

4
nights
Vancouver

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kitsilano Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, take a stroll through Gastown, and explore the activities along English Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vancouver vacation maker site.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Fishing Charters & Tours
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

Similar plans

37 days in Canada BY A USER FROM GREECE May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Canada BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA September, hidden gems Preferences: September Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 36 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Canada BY A USER FROM JAMAICA June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Canada BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, teens, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 35 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA August, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Canada, Australia & Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Canada BY A USER FROM GEORGIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans