11 days in Canada Itinerary

11 days in Canada Itinerary

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11 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Toronto
1
Toronto
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Whistler
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

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night
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get curious at Ontario Science Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, examine the collection at Casa Loma, and then have some family-friendly fun at Vrulez DT.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Toronto trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Toronto. In December in Toronto, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada ©
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Granville Island and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planning tool .

Fly from Toronto to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Vancouver at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whistler.

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
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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Whistler

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Whistler trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in December, things will get little chillier in Whistler: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmot Basin Ski Area, hike along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak, and take a memorable drive along Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Whistler to Jasper National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. In December, Jasper National Park is little chillier than Whistler - with highs of -5°C and lows of -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway and then fly down the slopes at Sunshine Village.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of -10°C to lows of -19°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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