46 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

46 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Boston, United States
— 3 nights
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Anchorage, United States
— 3 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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Austin, United States
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Orlando, United States

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Orlando is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Orlando. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with highs in Orlando at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Washington DC, United States

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

New York City, United States

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through The High Line.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Boston, United States

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum), Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable) and Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Shining Sea Bikeway). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Boston Common, and get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boston route planning website.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Boston dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Montreal.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and then take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Montreal vacation maker app.

You can fly from Boston to Montreal in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Quebec City, Canada

— 2 nights
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 17th (Tue): learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, and then immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Quebec.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Quebec City online travel route planner.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at White Water Walk, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Butterfly Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls day trip planning app.

Getting from Quebec City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Chicago, United States

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Banff National Park, Canada

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park) and The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation (in Field). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and head outdoors with Mount Norquay.

Make your Banff National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Banff National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 5 nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Skyline Trail, stroll through Opal Hills, take a memorable drive along Highway 93A, and see the sky in a new way at The Jasper Planetarium.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

Vancouver, Canada

— 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, and stroll through Kitsilano Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Seattle, United States

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip website.

You can drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Anchorage, United States

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Kincaid Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Anchorage vacation planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Anchorage at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Anchorage in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Los Angeles, United States

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Austin, United States

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Central Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip planning website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Austin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
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.

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.