12 days in Canada Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Jasper National Park
— 1 night
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Vancouver — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Anthropology. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, visit Gastown, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip site.

Chennai, India to Vancouver is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in September: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 22°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.
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Jasper National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, then stop by Experience Gourmet Living, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

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You can drive from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, Jasper National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fireweed Glass Studio in Canmore (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, learn more about the world around you at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

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Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jasper National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Toronto.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Toronto — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery, and finally wander the streets of Distillery Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Toronto Music Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Toronto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Toronto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
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.