40 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

40 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Whistler, Canada
— 5 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Granville Island and Gastown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Kitsilano Beach and Vancouver Seawall. There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, kick back and relax at English Bay Beach, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Vancouver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Vancouver to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

5
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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.
Let the collections at Whistler Museum and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont capture your imagination. Visiting Whistler Blackcomb and Zipline will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls, enjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Whistler trip itinerary 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 August, Whistler is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sunwapta Falls and Highway 93A. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, explore the activities along Moab Lake, stroll through Bald Hills, and head off the coast to Spirit Island.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Whistler to Jasper National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Whistler in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Jasper National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Bald Hills ©
Bald Hills
Old Fort Point Loop Trail ©
Old Fort Point Loop Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive and then hike along Plain of Six Glaciers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip app.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive

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Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of Nature will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parliament Hill and Buildings and ByWard Market. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, examine the collection at Canadian Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and appreciate the history behind Oscar Peterson Statue.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect Ottawa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Get outdoors at Journey Behind the Falls and White Water Walk. Let the collections at Royal Ontario Museum and Hockey Hall of Fame capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Malivoire Wine Company (in Beamsville) and Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery (in Virgil). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Distillery District, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Toronto attractions app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ottawa to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Toronto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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New York City, United States

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Hudson River Greenway. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Get some cultural insight at Montana Avenue and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Let the collections at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and GRAMMY Museum capture your imagination. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, approximately Beverly Hills away. See some other sides of Los Angeles: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, steep yourself in history at Avila Adobe, examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, wander the streets of The Strip, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at New York New York Casino, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Tue), get curious at Exploratorium, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary builder website.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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