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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Snoqualmie, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Glacier National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Colville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
Jasper, Canada
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
Banff, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4
days
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Attractions like Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and English Bay. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, examine the collection at Museum of Anthropology, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and stroll through Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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Edinburgh, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In July, Vancouver is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

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North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
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Granville Island
Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain

2
days
Whistler, Canada

Whistler
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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then get great views at Peak 2 Peak Gondola. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexander Falls.

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You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whistler when traveling from Vancouver in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Snoqualmie.

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Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls

few
hours
Snoqualmie, United States

Snoqualmie
Snoqualmie is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls in King County, Washington. To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Snoqualmie travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Whistler to Snoqualmie by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Whistler in July, Snoqualmie is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

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Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls

3
days
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: hike along Grinnell Glacier and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Snoqualmie to Glacier National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Snoqualmie to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Snoqualmie in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Colville.

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River Rafting & Tubing
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Colville, United States

Colville
Colville is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Colville National Forest.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Colville in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Colville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Colville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Jasper.

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3
days
Jasper, Canada

Jasper
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Take a break from the city and head to Maligne Canyon and Mt. Edith Cavell. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jasper Brewing Company, stop by Experience Gourmet Living, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

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Drive from Colville to Jasper in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colville in July; daily highs in Jasper reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Banff.

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Jasper National Park
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Maligne Canyon
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field

4
days
Banff, Canada

Banff ©
The gateway to Canada's oldest national park, Banff sits in the middle of one of the world's most photogenic natural landscapes, recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Lake Louise. Kids will enjoy Banff National Park and Bow Valley Parkway. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Louise (Moraine Lake & Peyto Lake). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, look for gifts at Banff Indian Trading Post, and take in breathtaking views at Johnston Canyon.

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Getting from Jasper to Banff by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Parks Nature Wildlife

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Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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