5 days in Mexico City & Canada Itinerary

5 days in Mexico City & Canada Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 day
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 day
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Tofino, Canada
— 1 night

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), walk around Bosque de Chapultepec, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. May in Mexico City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Mexico City

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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): get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, thentake a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and then trek along Johnston Canyon.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Banff National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in May; daily highs in Banff National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then stroll through Chesterman Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Long Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, and then hike along Wild Pacific Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tofino trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Tofino by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Tofino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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