31 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

31 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
train:  3 h 30 min
2
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
ferry:  40 h
3
Ketchikan, United States
— 1 day
Ferry:  16 h
4
Juneau, United States
— Few hours
ferry:  17 h 30 min
5
Hoonah, United States
— 1 day
ferry:  37 h
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 day
Ferry:  12 h
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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
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Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
9
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
12
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
13
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
14
Revelstoke, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
15
Kelowna, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
16
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
End: Vancouver, Canada

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, wander the streets of Gastown, and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Gastown ©
Gastown

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Ketchikan, United States

Ketchikan
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Seattle to Ketchikan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Juneau, United States

Juneau
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau attractions planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Hoonah, United States

Hoonah
Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoonah day trip planner.

Getting from Juneau to Hoonah by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Victoria on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Hoonah

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll around Centennial Square, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and then examine the collection at Miniature World.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Victoria road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hoonah to Victoria. Traveling from Hoonah to Victoria, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hoonah in October, expect Victoria to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miniature World ©
Miniature World
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Centennial Square ©
Centennial Square

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
On the 3rd (Sat), get curious at Pacific Science Center, then examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online journey planner.

Getting from Victoria to Seattle by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in October, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Victoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Science Center ©
Pacific Science Center
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
King Street Station ©
King Street Station

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Step out of the city life by going to Inner Harbour and Scenic Marine Route. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal BC Museum and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. See some other sides of Victoria: admire the masterpieces at Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature and take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Seattle to Victoria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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nights
Whistler, Canada

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 8th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Whistler, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Victoria to Whistler in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, Whistler is little chillier than Victoria - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kamloops.

Things to do in Whistler

Spas Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

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Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Kamloops Scenic Outlook.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kamloops vacation planner.

Getting from Whistler to Kamloops by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

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Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
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.
Visiting Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Pyramid and Patricia Lakes will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Maligne Canyon, play a few rounds at Jasper Park Golf Course, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, and browse the exhibits of Mountain Galleries.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Kamloops to Jasper National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In October in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Golf
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
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 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as well as Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): hike along Little Beehive Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and then get all the information you need at Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park planning site.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Little Beehive Trail ©
Little Beehive Trail

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as well as Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre. On the 16th (Fri), get answers to all your questions at Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre and then view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park online route planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Revelstoke, Canada

Revelstoke ©
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
On the 18th (Sun), trek along Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier National Park and then see a world frozen in time at Three Valley Gap Ghost Town.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Revelstoke trip maker website.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Revelstoke in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Revelstoke is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in October, with highs in Revelstoke at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail ©
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Three Valley Gap Ghost Town ©
Three Valley Gap Ghost Town

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Kelowna, Canada

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Hambleton Galleries, then do a tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Peachland Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kelowna trip maker app.

Getting from Revelstoke to Kelowna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Peachland Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Myra Canyon Park ©
Myra Canyon Park
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver road trip site.

You can fly from Kelowna to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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