49 days in United States, Canada & Tokyo Itinerary

49 days in United States, Canada & Tokyo Itinerary

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49 days in United States, Canada & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  30 h
1
Juneau, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Skagway, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Sitka, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
5
Wrangell, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Ketchikan, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  52 h
7
Prince Rupert, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Port Hardy, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Campbell River, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
10
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Whistler, Canada
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Ucluelet, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Central Saanich, Canada
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
14
Revelstoke, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
15
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
16
Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
17
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Perth, Australia

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Juneau, United States

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Last Chance Mining Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Juneau is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve journey maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In August in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

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Skagway, United States

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Skagway side-trips: Haines (Hammer Museum, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Skagway Spirits Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, and stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Skagway. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Haines
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Horseback Riding Tours
Klondike Brewing Company ©
Klondike Brewing Company

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Sitka, United States

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alaska Raptor Center and Starrigavan Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitka driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Baranof Island Brewing Company ©
Baranof Island Brewing Company

1
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Wrangell, United States

Wrangell ©
The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, then trek along Mt Dewey Trail, and then stroll through Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wrangell online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sitka to Wrangell. In September in Wrangell, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Wrangell

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site ©
Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site
Mt Dewey Trail ©
Mt Dewey Trail

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Ketchikan, United States

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner.

You can drive from Wrangell to Ketchikan in 7.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary ©
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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Prince Rupert, Canada

Prince Rupert ©
Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Northern British Columbia, then trek along Tall Trees Trail, and then trek along Butze Rapids Park and Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prince Rupert trip planner.

Drive from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Port Hardy.

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tall Trees Trail ©
Tall Trees Trail
Butze Rapids Park and Trail ©
Butze Rapids Park and Trail

1
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Port Hardy, Canada

Port Hardy ©
Port Hardy is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada located on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island. On the 9th (Thu), stroll around Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park and then stroll around Beaver Harbour Park (Storey's Beach).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Hardy online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Campbell River.

Things to do in Port Hardy

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park ©
Gods Pocket Marine Provincial Park

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Campbell River, Canada

Campbell River ©
Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elk Falls Provincial Park and Elk Falls Suspension Bridge. When in Campbell River, make a side trip to see Kin Beach Provincial Park in Comox, approximately Comox away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Quinsam River Hatchery, don't miss a visit to Ripple Rock, get to know the resident critters at Holly Hill Farm, and get outside with Corilair Charters.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Campbell River online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Hardy to Campbell River in 2.5 hours. In September in Campbell River, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kin Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Elk Falls Provincial Park ©
Elk Falls Provincial Park
Quinsam River Hatchery ©
Quinsam River Hatchery
Shelter Point Distillery ©
Shelter Point Distillery

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spanish Banks and False Creek. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, kick back and relax at English Bay Beach, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, and sample the fine beverages at The Liberty Distillery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vancouver route planner.

Traveling by flight from Campbell River to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Campbell River in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Vancouver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks
English Bay Beach ©
English Bay Beach

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Whistler: Pemberton (Pemberton Distillery & Horseback Riding Tours). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, play a few rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Whistler online itinerary planner.

Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Pemberton
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club ©
Whistler Golf Club ©
Whistler Golf Club

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Ucluelet, Canada

A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wickaninnish Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then view the masterpieces at Reflecting Spirit Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Thornton Creek Hatchery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ucluelet travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Whistler to Ucluelet by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Whistler in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ucluelet, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tofino, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach

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Central Saanich, Canada

Central Saanich ©
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. On the 22nd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Category 12 Brewing Inc, then walk around Sidney Spit Marine Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Victoria Distillers.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Central Saanich online road trip planner.

Getting from Ucluelet to Central Saanich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ucluelet in September: highs in Central Saanich hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife

Side Trip

Sidney
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Distillers ©
Victoria Distillers
Category 12 Brewing ©
Category 12 Brewing

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Revelstoke, Canada

Revelstoke ©
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Revelstoke Railway Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Revelstoke National Park, cruise along Meadows in the Sky Parkway, hike along Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, and examine the collection at Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Revelstoke online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Central Saanich to Revelstoke takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Central Saanich in September, you will find days in Revelstoke are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail ©
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Revelstoke National Park ©
Mount Revelstoke National Park

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bow Valley Parkway and Bow Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Columbia Icefield Skywalk in Jasper (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Revelstoke to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Revelstoke in September, with highs in Banff National Park at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Columbia Ice Field
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field

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Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Gasoline Alley Museum and Calgary Pathway System. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, get a taste of the local shopping with Stephen Avenue Walk, get your game on at Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary, and sample the tasty concoctions at Big Rock Brewery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Calgary tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, you will find days in Calgary are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums
Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of Yanaka, wander the streets of Ueno, then take a stroll through Kagurazaka, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, get answers to all your questions at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tokyo Port Wildbird Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip website.

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Tokyo takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Calgary in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Yokohama
Highlights from your plan
Ueno ©
Ueno
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka

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