35 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

35 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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35 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18​h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, make a trip to Vancouver Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and shop like a local with Granville Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

3
nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and stroll through Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in August since evenings lows in Jasper National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell

4
nights
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Lake Agnes, take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway, and view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, hike along Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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