5 days in Mexico City & Canada Itinerary

5 days in Mexico City & Canada Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico City & Canada Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 45​min
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Tofino, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosque de Chapultepec, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mexico City tour planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Nature Parks
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Banff National Park, Canada

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 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, identify plant and animal life at Bow Valley Parkway, and then explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mexico City to Banff National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Banff National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Tofino, Canada

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 28th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, and then trek along Wild Pacific Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tofino trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Tofino takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tofino when traveling from Banff National Park in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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