26 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

26 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Thunder Bay, Canada
— 1 night
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Winnipeg, Canada
— 1 night
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Edmonton, Canada
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Kelowna, Canada
— 2 nights
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Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
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Ucluelet, Canada
— 2 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Keystone, United States
— 2 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
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Thunder Bay, Canada

— 1 night

Canada's Gateway to the West

A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thunder Bay trip itinerary planner.

Waterloo to Thunder Bay is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Winnipeg, Canada

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Winnipeg day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Thunder Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Winnipeg, with lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Edmonton.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Edmonton, Canada

— 2 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
You've now added West Edmonton Mall to your itinerary.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edmonton tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Winnipeg to Edmonton in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Winnipeg to Edmonton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edmonton, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Athabasca Falls, Candy Bears' Lair, Maligne Canyon, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Athabasca Glacier and Skyline Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Edmonton to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for little chillier nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Banff National Park, Canada

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canmore Cave Tours as well as Banff Trail Riders. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with Banff Trail Riders.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kelowna, Canada

— 2 nights

Orchard City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mission Hill Family Estate Winery as well as Boyce-Gyro Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kelowna trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Kelowna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Whistler.

Things to do in Kelowna

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Whistler, Canada

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peak 2 Peak Gondola as well as Whistler Sliding Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre and then take a memorable ride with Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Whistler trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Whistler takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Transportation · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Vancouver, Canada

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stanley Park as well as Vancouver Aquarium. On the 27th (Sat), meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, walk around Stanley Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, and finally take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vancouver visit planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Victoria, Canada

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Craigdarroch Castle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Victoria fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Ucluelet.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ucluelet, Canada

— 2 nights
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Long Beach as well as Ocean Outfitters.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ucluelet trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Victoria to Ucluelet in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Ucluelet, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Free Walking Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ucluelet to Seattle takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ucluelet in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Keystone, United States

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone day trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Keystone is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chicago, United States

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Crown Fountain, Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours, The Magnificent Mile, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker app.

Drive from Keystone to Chicago in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife · Tours

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.

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.