15 days in Canada Itinerary

15 days in Canada Itinerary

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15 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: Tehran
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Whistler
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Jasper National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Quebec City
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tehran

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night
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 9th (Tue): stroll through Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Granville Island, and then admire all the interesting features of Lighthouse Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver driving holiday planning tool .

Tehran, Iran to Vancouver is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Tehran to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tehran in July, plan for colder days in Vancouver, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lighthouse 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Whistler trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Whistler takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vancouver in July, Whistler is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

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.
Visiting Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Lac Beauvert will get you outdoors. Head to Friends of Jasper National Park and Jasper Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, view the masterpieces at Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and shop like a local with Mountain Galleries.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Jasper National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Whistler in July, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Jasper National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

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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.
Get outdoors at Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. For shopping fun, head to Wilsons Mountain Sports or Samson Native Gallery. On the 16th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon, explore the activities along Lake Agnes, and cruise along Bow Valley Parkway.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip maker .

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in July: highs in Banff National Park hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort

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Quebec City

Quebec City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Place Royale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, and then wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Quebec City in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Quebec City is 2 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, you will find days in Quebec City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, then make a trip to Journey Behind the Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then make a trip to Horseshoe Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Quebec City to Niagara Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sunset Beach
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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