22 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

22 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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22 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Gatineau, Canada
Drive:  56​h
1
Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Kelowna, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
West Glacier, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
6
Fargo, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Iron Mountain, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Gatineau, Canada

3
nights
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Via Ferrata and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Calgary Pathway System and Bow Habitat Station will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Canmore (Ha Ling Peak & Spas) and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (in Banff). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Rock Brewery, identify plant and animal life at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre, and stroll around Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Calgary journey planning tool .

Gatineau to Calgary is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatineau to Calgary due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Calgary when traveling from Gatineau in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Canmore, Banff National Park
Highlights from your plan
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Ha Ling Peak ©
Ha Ling Peak
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Kelowna, Canada

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
You'll get in some beach time at Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park and Three Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Myra Canyon Park and Hardy Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Kelowna side-trips: Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery (in Okanagan Falls), Naramata (Elephant Island Orchard Wines & Lake Breeze Winery) and 8th Generation Vineyard (in Summerland). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Kismet Estate Winery, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cool off at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kelowna driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Kelowna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Oliver, West Kelowna, Naramata, Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery, Three Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon Regional Park ©
Glen Canyon Regional Park
Lake Breeze Winery ©
Lake Breeze Winery
Kismet Estate Winery ©
Kismet Estate Winery

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Crescent Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach. When in Vancouver, make a side trip to see Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Granville Island, explore the activities along False Creek, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and walk around Stanley Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Kelowna to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Stawamus Chief Park, Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bloedel Reserve and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Double Bluff Beach (in Freeland) and Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, contemplate the waterfront views at Brackett's Landing South, and shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Double Bluff Beach, Bloedel Reserve, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Casey State Park, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

2
nights
West Glacier, United States

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along McDonald Creek, then trek along Highline Trail, then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and finally hike along Trail of the Cedars. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read West Glacier online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seattle to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in West Glacier, with lows of 10°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fargo.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Swan River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Trail of the Cedars ©
Trail of the Cedars

1
night
Fargo, United States

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, tee off at Edgewood Golf, get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, and finally walk around Buffalo River State Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA and then do a tasting at Maple River Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Fargo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from West Glacier in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Fargo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moorhead, Buffalo River State Park, Maple River Winery
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo River State Park ©
Buffalo River State Park
Maple River Winery ©
Maple River Winery
Edgewood Golf ©
Edgewood Golf

1
night
Iron Mountain, United States

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain, then stroll through Fumee Lake Natural Area, then admire the sheer force of Fumee Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Smalley Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iron Mountain trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Fargo to Iron Mountain with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Iron Mountain can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Smalley Falls, Fumee Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fumee Falls ©
Fumee Falls
Fumee Lake Natural Area ©
Fumee Lake Natural Area
Smalley Falls ©
Smalley Falls

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