20 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

20 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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20 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Norwich, United Kingdom
+3
train + bus + train + Fly:  17​h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Ottawa, Canada
— 1 night
4
Montreal, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Fredericton, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Yarmouth, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Halifax, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
8
Portland, United States
— 1 night
9
Boston, United States
— 1 night
10
Syracuse, United States
— 1 night
11
Toronto, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: Norwich, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. On the next day, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vancouver sightseeing planner.

Norwich, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Peyto Lake and then admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings and then take a stroll through ByWard Market. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rideau Canal, then see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ottawa day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Ottawa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Ottawa is 2 hours. In August, Ottawa is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Rideau Canal ©
Rideau Canal

1
night
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 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Montreal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fredericton.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Parks
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Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal ©

1
night
Fredericton, Canada

Fredericton ©
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Kings Landing, engage your brain at Science East, and then contemplate the long history of Legislative Assembly Building.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fredericton trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Fredericton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Fredericton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Fredericton dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Fredericton

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kings Landing
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Kings Landing ©
Kings Landing
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 18th (Tue): stop by Yaciuk's Antiques, Clocks & Collectibles, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yarmouth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericton to Yarmouth takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time 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 ©

2
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 19th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally appreciate the history behind The Emigrant Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Halifax day trip app .

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites Museums 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

1
night
Portland, United States

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 21st (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Spring Point Shoreway, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Halifax to Portland takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Halifax to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

South Portland
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boston day trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in August, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
Syracuse, United States

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Clinton Square, then pause for some photo ops at Jerry Rescue Monument, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1911 Spirits, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Forest.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Syracuse using our trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Syracuse by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in Syracuse dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

1911 Spirits
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Clinton Square ©
Clinton Square

5
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toronto: Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, admire the masterpieces at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto travel route planner .

Getting from Syracuse to Toronto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Toronto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

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