38 days in North America Itinerary

38 days in North America Itinerary

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38 days in North America Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Saskatoon, Canada
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Edmonton, Canada
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Edmonton, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Cancun, Mexico
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Los Angeles, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Anaheim, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Bakersfield, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Mariposa, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
15
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Monterey, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
San Luis Obispo, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
18
Los Angeles, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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nights
Saskatoon, Canada

Saskatoon ©
Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Saskatoon is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Strawberry Ranch, sample the fine beverages at LB Distillers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pike Lake Provincial Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saskatoon trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Saskatoon is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Saskatoon, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Saskatoon hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Edmonton.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Pike Lake Provincial Park ©
Pike Lake Provincial Park
The Strawberry Ranch ©
The Strawberry Ranch
LB Distillers ©
LB Distillers

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Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edmonton online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Saskatoon to Edmonton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June in Edmonton, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Jasper National Park on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Edmonton

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

1
night
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.
To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park attractions planner.

You can 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 June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jasper National Park, with lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Herbert Lake, then explore the activities along Peyto Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Minnewanka, and finally see the interesting displays at The Historic Luxton Home Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Banff National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Minnewanka ©
Lake Minnewanka
The Historic Luxton Home Museum ©
The Historic Luxton Home Museum

1
night
Calgary, Canada

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary holiday maker website .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in June, with highs in Calgary at 24°C and lows at 9°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edmonton trip planner .

You can drive from Calgary to Edmonton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You will leave for Vancouver on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Edmonton

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

4
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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.
Step out of Vancouver to go to Squamish and see Shannon Falls Provincial Park, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Granville Island Public Market, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Edmonton to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Edmonton to Vancouver. In June in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain
Granville Island Public Market ©
Granville Island Public Market

6
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Chaak Tun as well as Chichen Itza. Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Playa del Carmen (Frida Kahlo Museum, Xcaret, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cancun online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Vancouver to Cancun in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cancun. When traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itza, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, browse the different shops at Coyoacan, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cancun in June: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

3
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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nights
Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disneyland Park to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim vacation planner.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Bakersfield, United States

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes General Sherman Tree as well as Sequoia National Park. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park, then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then identify plant and animal life at Project Survival's Cat Haven.

Before you visit Bakersfield, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Anaheim to Bakersfield in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bakersfield: highs are around 44°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven

1
night
Mariposa, United States

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls, Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariposa trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Mariposa takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, plan for little chillier nights in Mariposa, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Chinatown, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour site .

Traveling by car from Mariposa to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mariposa in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

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Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and then stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Carmel River State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

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San Luis Obispo, United States

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Point San Luis Lighthouse and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in San Luis Obispo to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point San Luis Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

You can fly from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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