26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
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Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Whistler, Canada
— 3 nights
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Banff, Canada
— 2 nights
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Lake Louise, Canada
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 night

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©

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.
On the 21st (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then walk around Kerry Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning tool.

Krakow, Poland to Seattle is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Seattle is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at The Butchart Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): have fun and explore at Miniature World and then get to know the resident critters at Victoria Bug Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Olympic National Park to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Bug Zoo ©
Victoria Bug Zoo
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens

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Tofino, Canada

Tofino ©
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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park. On the next day, explore the galleries of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tofino trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery ©
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

3
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Vancouver is a bit warmer than Tofino - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Railway Heritage Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Stawamus Chief Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Whistler travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Whistler. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Banff.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake
Stawamus Chief Park ©
Stawamus Chief Park
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls

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Banff, Canada

Banff ©
The gateway to Canada's oldest national park, Banff sits in the middle of one of the world's most photogenic natural landscapes, recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get outside with Via Ferrata, then cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, and then see the interesting displays at Banff Park Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and then steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Banff route planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Banff in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Banff is slightly colder than Whistler - with highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Louise.

Things to do in Banff

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies ©
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise ©
Idyllic Lake Louise offers quick access the eponymous lake, arguably the biggest natural attraction in Alberta.
Lake Louise is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, identify plant and animal life at Valley of the Ten Peaks, look for gifts at Wilsons Mountain Sports, and get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lake Louise planning app.

Traveling by car from Banff to Lake Louise takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lake Louise can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Lake Louise

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Valley of the Ten Peaks ©
Valley of the Ten Peaks
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
On the 9th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Louise to Yellowstone National Park takes 14.5 hours. August in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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Zion National Park, United States

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

Plan my day in Zion National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Salt Lake City, United States

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center, and then find something for the whole family at Lagoon Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Salt Lake City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Amusement Park ©
Lagoon Amusement Park
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden
LDS Conference Center ©
LDS Conference Center

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