60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada attractions planner

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Montreal
— 5 nights
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Quebec City
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Ottawa
— 4 nights
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Winnipeg
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Regina
— 2 nights
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Saskatoon
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Calgary
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
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Whistler
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
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Montreal

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and Notre-Dame Basilica are in your itinerary. Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and Biodome de Montreal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Tremblant in Mont Tremblant (about 1h 50 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montreal is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Montreal to be much colder, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Quebec City

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quebec and Place Royale. Musee de la civilisation and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Quebec City with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), steep yourself in history at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, wander the streets of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), and stop by Lower Town (Basse-Ville).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreal to Quebec City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

Ottawa

— 4 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Upper Canada Village and Canadian Museum of History. Let the collections at National Gallery of Canada and Musée canadien des enfants capture your imagination. Explore Ottawa's surroundings by going to Lost Villages Museum (in Long Sault) and Battle of Crysler's Farm National Historic Site of Canada (in Morrisburg). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Canadian Museum of Nature, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum.

Plan trip to Ottawa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Ottawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Ottawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Winnipeg

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Forks National Historic Site and Seven Oaks House Museum. Get some cultural insight at Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Winnipeg Art Gallery, boost your wellbeing at Pocca Poca - Japanese Detox Spa, admire the natural beauty at Assiniboine Park, and take an in-depth tour of Sir Hugh John Macdonald House Dalnavert.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Winnipeg trip tool.

Fly from Ottawa to Winnipeg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ottawa to Winnipeg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in December; daily highs in Winnipeg reach -11°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Regina.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Regina

— 2 nights

Queen City

Named after Queen Victoria, cultured Regina serves as a provincial capital and boasts many manicured parks, which make it a pleasant place to visit throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at MacKenzie Art Gallery, then get curious at Saskatchewan Science Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Stone Hall Castle, and finally stroll around Wascana Centre Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Government House, take an in-depth tour of RCMP Heritage Centre, then contemplate the long history of Tunnels of Moose Jaw, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Regina trip planner.

You can fly from Winnipeg to Regina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Regina sees daily highs of -9°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Regina

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Saskatoon

— 1 night

Paris of the Prairies

Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
On the 21st (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Ukrainian Museum of Canada, then explore the world behind art at Saskatchewan Craft Council, then see the interesting displays at Western Development Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saskatoon trip app.

Getting from Regina to Saskatoon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. December in Saskatoon sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Calgary

— 4 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gasoline Alley Museum and Knox United Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Military Museums and Royal Tyrrell Museum. On the 24th (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at Heritage Park Historical Village. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Glenbow Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Rock Brewery, get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo, and look for gifts at Silk Road Spice Merchant.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip planner.

You can fly from Saskatoon to Calgary in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saskatoon in December, expect Calgary to be a bit warmer, temps between -2°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Banff National Park

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Samson Native Gallery capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. When in Banff National Park, make a side trip to see Grassi Lakes in Canmore, approximately Canmore away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours, hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Calgary in December, with highs in Banff National Park at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Jasper National Park

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jasper Planetarium and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives. Get some cultural insight at Jasper Food Tours and Jasper Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier, take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, and gear up at On-Line Sport & Tackle.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around -18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around -5°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Whistler

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Audain Art Museum and Whistler Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Whistler Olympic Plaza, and take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler holiday maker site.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Whistler by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Whistler due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in Whistler. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Vancouver

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Steveston Heritage Fishing Village and Yaletown. Burnaby Village Museum and Science World are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Vancouver to go to Richmond and see Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, wander the streets of Granville Island, and take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver online road trip planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in January, expect Vancouver to be a bit warmer, temps between 8°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 4 nights

Garden City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and Craigdarroch Castle. You'll explore and learn at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and B.C. Forest Discovery Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society (in Chemainus) and BC Aviation Museum (in Sidney). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, and admire the masterpieces at The Bateman Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January in Victoria, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 3 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 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then hike along Wild Pacific Trail, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Pacific Rim National Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tofino road trip site.

Drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tofino, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Niagara-on-the-Lake

— 3 nights

Loveliest Town in Canada

In a place calling itself the "Loveliest Town in Canada," vacations in Niagara-on-the-Lake remain a good choice for anyone searching for a relaxed and scenic experience in Canada's wine country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Niagara River Recreation Trail and Niagara on the Lake Heritage District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dufferin Islands Park and Wayne Gretzky Estates. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara-on-the-Lake: Niagara Falls (Skylon Tower & Horseshoe Falls). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chateau des Charmes, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Niagara-on-the-Lake road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tofino to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Traveling from Tofino in January, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara-on-the-Lake: highs are around 0°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Toronto

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aga Khan Museum and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Distillery District and Casa Loma. Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Hamilton (Art Gallery of Hamilton & Dundurn Castle) and Dundas Museum & Archives (in Dundas). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, explore the world behind art at Gardiner Museum, don't miss a visit to CN Tower, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Toronto are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:

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.