52 days in North America Itinerary

52 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North America trip planner
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Fly
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Halifax, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 6 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Kyiv (Kiev)

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Toronto, Canada — 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 10th (Wed), wander the streets of The Distillery District and then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toronto online trip itinerary planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Toronto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Toronto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Gros Morne National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Gros Morne National Park, Canada — 4 nights

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gros Morne, look for gifts at The Glass Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point, and learn more about the world around you at Gros Morne Wildlife Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gros Morne National Park trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Gros Morne National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Gros Morne National Park to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Halifax.
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Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Halifax, Canada — 2 nights

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
On the 16th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Province House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and then brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halifax online travel planner.

You can fly from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax. Traveling from Gros Morne National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Halifax, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to New York City.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

New York City, United States — 5 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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Getting from Halifax to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Halifax in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Washington DC, United States — 4 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Grand Canyon National Park, United States — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are colder (11°C). On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Yosemite National Park, United States — 5 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, identify plant and animal life at North Dome, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Lombard Street, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Yellowstone National Park, United States — 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning tool.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vancouver.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Vancouver, Canada — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Granville Island and then explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip planning website.

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Banff National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Sentinel Pass, take some stellar pictures from Fairview Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plain of Six Glaciers.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park journey planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Banff National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park. Traveling from Vancouver in September, things will get little chillier in Banff National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yoho National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Yoho National Park, Canada — 3 nights

Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, trek along Paget Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceline Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yoho National Park day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

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: hike along Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, take a memorable tour with Jasper Riding Stables, and explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yoho National Park in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29: