32 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

32 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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32 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Edmonton, Canada
— Few hours
2
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
4
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kelowna, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Whistler, Canada
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
8
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
9
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Bakersfield, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Flagstaff, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Albuquerque, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
14
Oklahoma City, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
15
Memphis, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Nashville, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edmonton trip planner .

Montreal to Edmonton is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Edmonton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Accidental Beach ©
Accidental Beach

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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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mount Edith Cavell Trail, cruise along Columbia Ice Field, hike along Angel Glacier, and explore the activities along Maligne Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Edmonton to Jasper National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (Wapta Falls & Iceline Trail) and Spas (in Canmore). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peyto Lake Trail, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and stop by Banff Indian Trading Post.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you will find days in Banff National Park are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Spas
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower, then get your game on at BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Rock Brewery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cold Garden Beverage Company.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Calgary online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Calgary when traveling from Banff National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Calgary

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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Calgary Tower ©
Calgary Tower
Big Rock Brewery ©
Big Rock Brewery

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Kelowna, Canada

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, do a tasting at House of Rose Winery, and then sample the fine beverages at BC Tree Fruits Cider Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kelowna road trip planning site .

Getting from Calgary to Kelowna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
House of Rose Winery ©
House of Rose Winery
BC Tree Fruits Cider Company ©
BC Tree Fruits Cider Company

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Vancouver, Canada

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Granville Island, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Kelowna to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Whistler, Canada

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 7th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery at Millenium Place, then experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whistler, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Zipline
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hike along West Coast Trail, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, and then look for gifts at Russell Books. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around East Sooke Regional Park, admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Emily Carr House.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Victoria online route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whistler in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

West Coast Trail, East Sooke Regional Park
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Highlights from your plan
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park
West Coast Trail ©
West Coast Trail
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Seattle Asian Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Frye Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Victoria to Seattle in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Victoria in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marina Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Marina District, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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Bakersfield, United States

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at California Area Living Museum (CALM).

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bakersfield day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Bakersfield. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Bakersfield hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History ©

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Flagstaff, United States

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aligning Light Center (in Sedona) and Grand Canyon National Park (Inner Canyon, Tonto Trail, & more). It doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Holy dove.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Bakersfield to Flagstaff with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bakersfield to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bakersfield in August: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 29°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Aligning Light Center
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Mohave Point ©
Mohave Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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Albuquerque, United States

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tinkertown Museum, and then walk around Elena Gallegos Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Albuquerque vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Albuquerque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in August: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum

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Oklahoma City, United States

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 21st (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, contemplate the long history of Overholser Mansion, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oklahoma City travel route website .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology
Overholser Mansion ©
Overholser Mansion

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Memphis, United States

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 22nd (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Room Escape Games

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Nashville, United States

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville visit planner .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trips

McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Room Escape Games
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Room Escape Games
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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