26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  22​h
1
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Boston, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bar Harbor, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
North Conway, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
7
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Capitol Reflecting Pool, National Air and Space Museum, and other attractions. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

Plan my day in Washington DC using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brisbane, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
International Spy Museum ©
International Spy Museum

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Speed Boats Tours

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boston Public Garden and Old State House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marginal Way Walkway and Duck Tours. Step out of Boston with an excursion to The Breakers in Newport--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of North End, take an in-depth tour of New England Holocaust Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and stroll around Boston Common.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Museums Tours

Side Trips

The Breakers, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Duck Tours

3
nights
Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ocean Path and Shore Path. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, cruise along Park Loop Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor road trip app .

Fly from Boston to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in September, with highs in Bar Harbor at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

1
night
North Conway, United States

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 2nd (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our North Conway tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bar Harbor to North Conway by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreal.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
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Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Biodome de Montreal and Zipline will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Royal Park and Montreal Botanical Garden. There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port of Montreal, don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde.

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

Getting from North Conway to Montreal by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Mount Royal Park ©
Mount Royal Park
Old Port of Montreal ©
Old Port of Montreal
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, then admire the masterpieces at The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower. On the next day, head off the coast to Toronto Island Park, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Toronto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Toronto Island Park ©
Toronto Island Park
CN Tower
CN Tower
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bird Kingdom, and then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip app .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Room Escape Games
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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