20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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20 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Norwich, United Kingdom
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
2
Syracuse, United States
— 1 night
3
Boston, United States
— 2 nights
4
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
6
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
7
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Fredericton, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Yarmouth, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Halifax, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Norwich, United Kingdom

2
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, then take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, and then examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Toronto trip planning tool .

Norwich, UK to Toronto is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Norwich to Toronto. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Norwich in August: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma

1
night
Syracuse, United States

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square, pause for some photo ops at Jerry Rescue Monument, then sample the fine beverages at 1911 Spirits, and finally explore by horseback at Highland Forest.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse journey builder .

Drive from Toronto to Syracuse in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

1911 Spirits
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Clinton Square ©
Clinton Square

2
nights
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Syracuse to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Boston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

2
nights
Portland, United States

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Beth Condon Pathway.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Beth Condon Pathway, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Portland Head Light
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin and then take a stroll through Old Quebec. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Morrin Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, and then learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Quebec City trip builder site .

You can drive from Portland to Quebec City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Quebec City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
La Citadelle de Quebec ©
La Citadelle de Quebec

2
nights
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, then admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Jean-Talon Market and then make a trip to Old Montreal.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montreal holiday planner .

You can drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Old Montreal ©
Old Montreal

2
nights
Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica. Keep things going the next day: hike along Gatineau Park, then wander the streets of ByWard Market, and then trek along Rideau Canal.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ottawa trip planner .

Take a train from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Ottawa dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fredericton.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Gatineau Park
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Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada

2
nights
Fredericton, Canada

Fredericton ©
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Landing, take an in-depth tour of Fredericton Region Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Legislative Assembly Building. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Old Government House, stroll around Odell Park, then engage your brain at Science East, and finally browse the collection at Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericton holiday planner.

You can fly from Ottawa to Fredericton in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa to Fredericton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Fredericton are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Fredericton

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kings Landing
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Kings Landing ©
Kings Landing
Beaverbrook Art Gallery ©
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Science East ©
Science East

1
night
Yarmouth, Canada

Yarmouth ©
Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Yaciuk's Antiques, Clocks & Collectibles, then kick back and relax at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then stroll through Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yarmouth trip builder tool .

Drive from Fredericton to Yarmouth in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
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Mavillette Beach Provincial Park ©
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©

3
nights
Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Emigrant Statue. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then shop like a local with Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Halifax trip planner .

You can drive from Yarmouth to Halifax in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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