38 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

38 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreal, Canada
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
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Houston, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Texas City, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Toronto, Canada

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, then make a trip to CN Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, then visit The Distillery District, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toronto online driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Toronto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Toronto is minus 10.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in June, you will find days in Toronto are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are colder (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Ottawa, Canada

— 1 night

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Rideau Canal National Historic Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Montreal, Canada

— 1 night

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip builder.

Getting from Ottawa to Montreal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites · Parks

New York City, United States

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, visit Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. On the next day, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City route planner.

Fly from Montreal to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC, United States

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Chicago, United States

— 3 nights

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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, take in the views from Michigan Avenue Bridge, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Houston, United States

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 26th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Rothko Chapel, then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally let little ones run wild at Discovery Green. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Houston reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Texas City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Golf

Texas City, United States

— 2 nights
Texas City is a city in Galveston County in the US state of Texas. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Houston. On your second day here, get outside with Texas City Dike, then examine the collection at Texas City Museum, then take a memorable drive along Boardwalk Beast, and finally get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Texas City attractions website.

You can drive from Houston to Texas City in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Texas City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Texas City

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trip

Austin, United States

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Fredericksburg (Agave Gallery Fine Art, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and contemplate the long history of The Driskill.

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

You can drive from Texas City to Austin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Texas City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center and then take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas, United States

— 2 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 5th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Gun Garage, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Casinos

Las Vegas, United States

— 2 nights

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Los Angeles, United States

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 2 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Observation Point Trail, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Calgary, Canada

— 1 night

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 17th (Sat), meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo and then take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Heritage Park Historical Village and then look for gifts at Peasant Cheese Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Calgary day trip planning website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Calgary in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Calgary. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Vancouver, Canada

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Granville Island and then stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vancouver travel route builder website.

Getting from Calgary to Vancouver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Calgary in July, Vancouver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

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.