60 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

60 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Telluride, United States
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Incline Village, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kootenay National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 6 nights

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Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Denver to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park, United States

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Denver, United States

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Denver reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. You will leave for Aspen on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Aspen, United States

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Visiting Maroon Bells and Independence Pass will get you outdoors. There's more to do: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aspen road trip planning website.

Getting from Denver to Aspen by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in August, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Telluride, United States

— 3 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Yankee Girl Mine has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Yankee Boy Basin and Imogene Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Telluride: Ouray (Box Canyon Waterfall & Park & Perimeter Trail). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, hike along Sneffels Highline Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jud Wiebe Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Telluride day trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Telluride by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in August: highs in Telluride hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Telluride to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Telluride in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Zion National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Narrows. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail, then hike along Angel's Landing, then take in the dramatic scenery at Emerald Pools, and finally explore and take pictures at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas, United States

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 41°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, get great views at Valley View, and contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Incline Village, United States

— 3 nights
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park, explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, trek along Tahoe Meadows Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Incline Village day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Incline Village with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Incline Village hover around 36°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Incline Village

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Rides. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, walk around Washington Square, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website.

You can drive from Incline Village to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Incline Village in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and Kitsilano Beach. There's lots more to do: walk around Stanley Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Vancouver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Victoria, Canada

— 3 nights

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Get outdoors at Inner Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Butchart Gardens, admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Whistler, Canada

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garibaldi Provincial Park. Escape the urban bustle at Whistler Blackcomb and Lost Lake. There's more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Whistler in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Victoria in September since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Banff National Park, Canada

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moraine Lake and Big Beehive. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park to see Takakkaw Falls about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Via Ferrata, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain, and hike along Johnston Canyon.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Whistler to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Whistler in September: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kootenay National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Paint Pots, take in the dramatic natural features at Marble Canyon, and then hike along Stanley Glacier. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and then admire the sheer force of Numa Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kootenay National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Kootenay National Park takes an hour. September in Kootenay National Park sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Calgary, Canada

— 6 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
You've now added Lazy Day Raft Rentals to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Prince's Island Park and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Go for a jaunt from Calgary to Cochrane to see Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary about 44 minutes away. On the 26th (Sun), spend a day ambling around Heritage Park Historical Village. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, explore the activities along Bow River, and work some fitness into your day at Calgary Pathway System.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Calgary journey planner.

Drive from Kootenay National Park to Calgary in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Calgary can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Vancouver Island travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Just off Canada's far western coastline, Vancouver Island serves as a sprawling natural playground tailor-made for those looking to "get away from it all." For most visitors on a Vancouver Island vacation means exploring the many sandy beaches, gazing or photographing snowcapped mountains, picking up some adrenaline by biking down rugged trails, and hiking through some of the world's oldest and least-spoiled rainforests. If that doesn't fill up your Vancouver Island itinerary, head to Cowichan Valley, a picture-perfect place ideal for foodies and wine lovers. For modern attractions and a bit of island sophistication, visit Victoria, provincial capital with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.