53 days in United States, Big White & Banff National Park Itinerary

53 days in United States, Big White & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
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Poipu, United States
— 2 nights
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Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Kelowna International Airport, Drive to Big White
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Big White, Canada
— 8 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 12 nights
Bus to Calgary, Fly to Newark
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New York City, United States
— 14 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Laniakea Beach and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Sharks Cove in Pupukea, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In August, Honolulu is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Poipu, United States

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Kauai Yoga with Antonia Joy, then stroll through Lawa'i Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, then stroll through Makawehi Bluff, then kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. August in Poipu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Big White.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Big White, Canada

Step out of the city life by going to Kettle River Recreation Area and Big White Ski Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conkle Lake Provincial Park and Burton City Cider. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big White: Lumby (Monashee Provincial Park & Mabel Lake Provincial Park) and Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge (in Cherryville).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Big White day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Poipu to Big White with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Poipu to Big White due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Poipu in August since evenings lows in Big White dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Banff National Park.

Things to do in Big White

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Banff National Park, Canada

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Louise and Bow Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Kicking Horse River (in Field), Yoho National Park (Hamilton Falls, Natural Bridge, &more) and Kootenay National Park (Numa Falls & Paint Pots). There's lots more to do: hike along Mount St. Piran, contemplate the waterfront views at Herbert Lake, stroll through Johnston Canyon, and identify plant and animal life at Valley of the Ten Peaks.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big White to Banff National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Big White to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Big White in August, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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New York City, United States

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.
Relax by the water at Seaside Park Beach and Ocean Grove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Allenhurst Beach Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, &more), Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking) and Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach State Park, and see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to New York City in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to New York City. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect New York City to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Los Angeles, United States

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.
Visit Crystal Cove and Main Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and China Beach. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.