60 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

60 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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60 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Edgartown, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Bar Harbor, United States
— 5 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Hilton Head, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Key West, United States
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Marathon, United States
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 30 min
6
Page, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h
7
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
8
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
9
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
10
Hanalei, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
11
Kihei, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
12
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
13
Banff National Park, Canada
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

4
nights
Edgartown, United States

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Norton Point Beach and Menemsha Public Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Menemsha Hills and Lambert's Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Edgartown: Gay Head Lighthouse (in Aquinnah) and Lucy Vincent Beach (in Chilmark). The adventure continues: stroll through Lighthouse Beach and kick back and relax at Joseph Sylvia State Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edgartown itinerary builder site .

Ottawa, Canada to Edgartown is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In September in Edgartown, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Edgartown

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chilmark, Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Lambert's Cove Beach, Gay Head Lighthouse, Menemsha Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Menemsha Public Beach ©
Menemsha Public Beach
Lucy Vincent Beach ©
Lucy Vincent Beach

5
nights
Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Ocean Path and Mount Desert Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Sand Beach and Cadillac Mountain. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, stroll through Beech Mountain Trail, hike along Jordan Cliffs Trail, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Edgartown to Bar Harbor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

3
nights
Hilton Head, United States

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get outdoors at Tybee Island Beach and Burkes Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Driessen Beach Park and Hilton Head Island Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilton Head: Tybee Island (Fort Pulaski National Monument & Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum) and Savannah (Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Bonaventure Cemetery, & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bar Harbor to Hilton Head takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in September: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Savannah
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

1
day
Key West, United States

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hilton Head to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
Marathon, United States

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marathon online trip planner .

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Page, United States

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Horseshoe Bend. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Page trip website .

Getting from Marathon to Page by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Marathon in September, Page is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

5
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
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 off the beaten path and head to Vernal Fall and Bodie State Historic Park. Visiting Glacier Point and Taft Point will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Yosemite National Park: Lee Vining (Mono Lake County Park & Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Page to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Page in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
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 Mount Washburn and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Explore hidden gems such as Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, stroll through Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To plan Yellowstone National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You'll get in some beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mau'umae Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jagger Museum and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Mahukona Beach Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

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nights
Hanalei, United States

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Tunnels Beach and Hanalei Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Puu Poa Beach. Explore Hanalei's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Poipu (Poipu Beach Park & Spouting Horn). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Lumahai Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip maker app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hanalei are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

5
nights
Kihei, United States

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailea Beach and Mokapu Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Ulua Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina Front Street (in Lahaina). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Po'olenalena Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip planner .

Getting from Hanalei to Kihei by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Big Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

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nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Pure Outdoors. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Edith Cavell and Skyline Trail. When in Jasper National Park, make a side trip to see Rock Lake Provincial Park in Hinton, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Ice Field, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and get outside with Lac Beauvert.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park attractions website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kihei to Jasper National Park. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Kihei in October, things will get colder in Jasper National Park: highs are around 12°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rock Lake Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Icefields Parkway and Lake Minnewanka. On the 5th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Temple Mountain. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, hike along Burgess Shale, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park road trip planning website .

You can take a shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Burgess Shale
Highlights from your plan
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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