21 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

21 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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21 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco, United States
— Few hours
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Keystone, United States
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Page, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Calgary, Canada
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
Whistler, Canada
— 3 nights
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Fly + foot + train + Fly:  19​h
Sydney, Australia

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 30th (Fri).

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Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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Keystone, United States

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, Keystone is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Keystone in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 3rd (Tue).

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1
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Bryce Canyon National Park, United States

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Wall Street and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Page.

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Page, United States

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 6th (Fri), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday site .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 20°C. You'll set off for Jasper National Park on the 8th (Sun).

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2
days
Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
On the 9th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Edith Cavell, trek along Mount Edith Cavell Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jasper National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Jasper National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect Jasper National Park to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Icefields Parkway and then explore the activities along Peyto Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Banff National Park route builder tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in September: highs in Banff National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Calgary.

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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

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Calgary, Canada

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary day trip planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Calgary by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect Calgary to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Vancouver on the 13th (Fri).

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Calgary to Vancouver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Vancouver. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Vancouver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Whistler.

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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then identify plant and animal life at Princess Louisa Inlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Whistler Blackcomb and then take some stellar pictures from Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Whistler vacation planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Whistler in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in September since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Princess Louisa Inlet ©
Princess Louisa Inlet
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
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