25 days in Vancouver, Canadian Rockies & Niagara Falls Itinerary

25 days in Vancouver, Canadian Rockies & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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Banff
— 6 nights
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Jasper
— 4 nights
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Waterton Lakes National Park
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 5 nights

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Granville Island. Step out of the city life by going to Whistler Blackcomb and Kitsilano Beach. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at English Bay Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Plan my day in Vancouver using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Banff.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Stanley Park
4.8
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Granville Island
4.3

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Banff

Banff ©
The gateway to Canada's oldest national park, Banff sits in the middle of one of the world's most photogenic natural landscapes, recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunshine Village and Cory and Edith Passes. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bow Valley Parkway and Banff Indian Trading Post. Venture out of the city with trips to Bow Summit (in Banff National Park) and Lake Louise (The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Moraine Lake). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and take a memorable tour with Mt. Norquay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Banff road trip planning tool.

Getting from Vancouver to Banff by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Banff at 17°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Jasper.

Things to do in Banff

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
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Water Body
Moraine Lake
4.8

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Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Get in touch with nature at Marmot Basin Ski Area and Athabasca Falls. Family-friendly places like Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Beauty Creek Trail will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Jasper side-trips: Jasper National Park (Angel Glacier & Mount Edith Cavell). There's much more to do: get outside with Lac Beauvert, hike along Cavell Meadows Trail, stop by Experience Gourmet Living, and take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jasper road trip app.

Take a bus from Banff to Jasper in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Jasper, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Canyon
Maligne Canyon
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Mount Edith Cavell
4.7

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Bertha Lake, trek along International Peace Park Hike, and then admire the sheer force of Blakiston Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterton Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Jasper to Waterton Lakes National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Waterton Lakes National Park are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Water Body
Bertha Lake
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Blakiston Falls
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Upper Waterton Lake
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kids will appreciate attractions like CN Tower and Journey Behind the Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Toronto (Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online trip builder.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Waterton Lakes National Park to Niagara Falls in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in May: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Must see
CN Tower
4.3
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Geologic Formation
Journey Behind the Falls
3.9

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