13 days in Canada Itinerary

13 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Orlando
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Whistler
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Victoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Calgary
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Edmonton
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Orlando

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls, thentake a stroll around Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler trip itinerary tool.

Orlando, USA to Whistler is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Whistler to be colder, temps between 65°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Zipline
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Granville Island and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip planning app.

Drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

2
nights
Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll around Beacon Hill Park, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Victoria online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in May, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Calgary road trip planning site.

Getting from Victoria to Calgary by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Victoria in May since evenings lows in Calgary dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and finally examine the collection at Banff Park Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary tool.

Take a bus from Calgary to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect Banff National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Bow Falls ©
Bow Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, thenstroll through Old Fort Point Loop Trail, thentake in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

2
nights
Edmonton

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Zocalo, steep yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at West Edmonton Mall.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edmonton trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Edmonton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jasper National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Edmonton, with lows of 43°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks
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West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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