43 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

43 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Napa, United States
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
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Memphis, United States
— 1 day
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Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
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Fairbanks, United States
— 1 night
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Anchorage, United States
— 4 nights
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Seward, United States
— 2 nights
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Homer, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau, United States
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan, United States
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
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Napa, United States

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Plaza.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Napa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Napa, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Napa reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Los Angeles, United States

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Napa to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Las Vegas, United States

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trip

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Memphis, United States

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Graceland and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip builder website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Memphis in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Memphis is 2 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Fairbanks, United States

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 15th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then get your game on at Gold Daughters Alaska.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Fairbanks takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

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Anchorage, United States

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip site.

Getting from Fairbanks to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fairbanks in September since evenings lows in Anchorage dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Seward, United States

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Resurrection Bay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center and then explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Seward sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

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Homer, United States

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Homer Spit and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Homer trip maker.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Juneau, United States

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Juneau trip maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau in 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Juneau are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Ketchikan, United States

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan vacation website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Seattle, United States

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.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see B&B Family Farm in Sequim, approximately Sequim away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ketchikan to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In September, Seattle is a bit warmer than Ketchikan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Vancouver, Canada

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and take a stroll through Granville Island.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vancouver travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.