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
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Aurum Geyser. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, explore the activities along Firehole River, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

Denver to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 29th (Sat), trek along Jenny Lake Trail, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for 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.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Aspen on the 31st (Mon).

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Independence Pass and Maroon Bells. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aspen road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aspen, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to 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. Take a break from the city and head to Bear Creek Falls and Yankee Boy Basin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Telluride: Ouray (Imogene Pass, Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jud Wiebe Trail, trek along Sneffels Highline Trail, and contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Telluride takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in June: highs in Telluride hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. On the 9th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and trek along Bright Angel Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Telluride to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Telluride in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): 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 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail, then stroll through Angel's Landing, then take in the dramatic scenery at Emerald Pools, and finally admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 40°C and lows at 11°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Moro Rock Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 40°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) 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 Sentinel Dome and Yosemite Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the activities along Merced River.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planning website.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and Commons Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Tahoe City (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe Meadows Trail, walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and explore the activities along Lake Tahoe.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Incline Village trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Incline Village. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Incline Village when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Rides. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Washington Square, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and hike along The Coastal Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

You can drive from Incline Village to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Incline Village in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Stanley Park, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, wander the streets of Gastown, and visit Vancouver Downtown.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vancouver are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 in touch with nature at Inner Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for slightly colder days in Victoria, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Whistler on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Whistler Blackcomb and Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. Step out of Whistler to go to Brackendale and see Garibaldi Provincial Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip planner.

You can 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. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Whistler: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 11th (Sun).

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.
Visiting Moraine Lake and Johnston Canyon will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park to see Takakkaw Falls about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentinel Pass, explore the activities along Lake Minnewanka, and take in the awesome beauty at Sulphur Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Whistler to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Whistler in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 16th (Fri), make a trip to Paint Pots, explore the striking landscape at Marble Canyon, and then hike along Stanley Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Numa Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kootenay National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Kootenay National Park takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kootenay National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and Prince's Island Park. Take a break from Calgary with a short trip to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in Cochrane, about 32 minutes away. On the 20th (Tue), spend a day ambling around Heritage Park Historical Village. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Fort Calgary, head outdoors with Lazy Day Raft Rentals, grab your bike and head to Calgary Pathway System, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bow River.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Calgary trip planning site.

Drive from Kootenay National Park to Calgary in 2 hours. Traveling from Kootenay National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Calgary. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back 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.