5 days in Mexico City & Canada Itinerary

Make it your trip
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 day
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 day
Tofino, Canada
— 1 night


Mexico City, Mexico — 1 day

City of Palaces

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 Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. May in Mexico City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Banff National Park.
Museums · Parks · Nature
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Banff National Park, Canada — 1 day

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, then take 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 11 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 15°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tofino.
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Tofino, Canada — 1 night

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 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car 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 9°C in Tofino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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.