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: Toronto, Canada
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Sturgeon Bay, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Wisconsin Dells, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Badlands National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Custer, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Deadwood, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Drumheller, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
9
Saskatoon, Canada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Regina, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Sturgeon Bay, United States

Sturgeon Bay ©
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park, walk around Cave Point County Park, then do a tasting at Door Peninsula Winery, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Garden Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Sturgeon Bay Farmer's Market, then see the interesting displays at Door County Maritime Museum, then get outside with Door County Charters, and finally view the masterpieces at Popelka Trenchard Glass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sturgeon Bay road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Sturgeon Bay is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Sturgeon Bay. In July, daytime highs in Sturgeon Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Whitefish Dunes State Park ©
Whitefish Dunes State Park
Door County Maritime Museum ©
Door County Maritime Museum
Door Peninsula Winery ©
Door Peninsula Winery

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells, United States

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, take an in-depth tour of H.H. Bennett Studio, then get your game on at Dells Zombie Outbreak, and finally cool off at Mt. Olympus Resort. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells online day trip planner .

Getting from Sturgeon Bay to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
H.H. Bennett Studio ©
H.H. Bennett Studio
Dells Zombie Outbreak ©
Dells Zombie Outbreak

2
nights
Badlands National Park, United States

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook and then explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, hike along Castle Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi from Wisconsin Dells to Badlands National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Bigfoot Pass Overlook ©
Bigfoot Pass Overlook
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

1
night
Custer, United States

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Four Mile Old West Town, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the activities along Legion Lake, and finally trek along Sunday Gulch Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Custer trip maker .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Keystone, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
nights
Deadwood, United States

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, contemplate the long history of Adams House, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Deadwood online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Deadwood sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Herbert Lake and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Visiting Via Ferrata and Bow Valley Parkway will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Louise, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier, and stroll through Lake Agnes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Banff National Park takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Banff National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Banff National Park is little chillier than Deadwood - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak, then explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Drumheller.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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Drumheller, Canada

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Tyrrell Museum, take some stellar pictures from Orkney Viewpoint, and then explore the stunning scenery at Horsethief Canyon. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Drumheller's Little Church, see the interesting displays at Valley Doll Museum & Gifts, see the interesting displays at Trekcetera Museum, then examine the collection at Trekcetera Museum, and finally take in the views from Rosedale Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Drumheller trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Drumheller takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Drumheller when traveling from Jasper National Park in August, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Drumheller

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trekcetera Museum
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Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Trekcetera Museum ©
Trekcetera Museum
Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon

2
nights
Saskatoon, Canada

Saskatoon ©
Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, identify plant and animal life at Meewasin Valley, and then identify plant and animal life at Cranberry Flats Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Saskatoon online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Drumheller to Saskatoon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Drumheller to Saskatoon. In August, daytime highs in Saskatoon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Regina.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Meewasin Valley ©
Meewasin Valley
Cranberry Flats Conservation Area ©
Cranberry Flats Conservation Area
Diefenbaker Canada Centre ©
Diefenbaker Canada Centre

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Regina, Canada

Regina ©
Named after Queen Victoria, cultured Regina serves as a provincial capital and boasts many manicured parks, which make it a pleasant place to visit throughout the year.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, then see the interesting displays at Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, then explore the world behind art at MacKenzie Art Gallery, and finally walk around Kiwanis Waterfall Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Motherwell Homestead, then see the interesting displays at Historic Bell Barn, and then examine the collection at Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

Discover how to plan a Regina trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saskatoon to Regina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Regina are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Regina

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moose Jaw, Historic Bell Barn, Motherwell Homestead
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Royal Saskatchewan Museum ©
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Motherwell Homestead ©
Motherwell Homestead
Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum ©

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