12 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

12 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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1
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
2
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
3
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
4
Glacier National Park, United States
— 3 nights

3
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Waterton Lakes National Park is known for nature, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along International Peace Park Hike, stroll through Bertha Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Cameron Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bertha Lake.

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Edmonton to Waterton Lakes National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Edmonton in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Waterton Lakes National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail
Cameron Lake ©
Cameron Lake
Bertha Lake ©
Bertha Lake

3
nights
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Step out of Victoria to go to Central Saanich and see Oak Haven Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Vancouver Island Brewing, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria online trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Waterton Lakes National Park to Victoria in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park to Victoria. When traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Central Saanich
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

2
nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
On the 20th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thenwander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Victoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Victoria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

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Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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