33 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

33 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
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New Orleans, United States
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Memphis, United States
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Chicago, United States
— 7 nights
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San Francisco, United States
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
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Kamloops, Canada
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Banff National Park, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Las Vegas, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Mackay, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mackay to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Mackay in May, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for New Orleans.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

New Orleans, United States — 5 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Garden District and Royal Street will appeal to history buffs. The National WWII Museum and Cabildo will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, stop by Frenchmen Street, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.
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Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

Memphis, United States — 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Graceland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and Beale Street. When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto, and savor the flavors at Tastin' 'Round Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis travel planning website.

Fly from New Orleans to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Memphis, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Chicago, United States — 7 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple for their historical value. The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Shrine of the Christ's Passion (in Saint John), South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart & Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes) and Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Memphis in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay May 13 — 20:

San Francisco, United States — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Charles M. Schulz Museum. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Dutton Goldfield Winery in Sebastopol--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 1 night

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 25th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Pacific Arts Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Vancouver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kamloops.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Kamloops, Canada — 1 night

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kamloops trip builder site.

Getting from Vancouver to Kamloops by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Banff National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Golf
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Banff National Park, Canada — 1 night

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 27th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, then learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, and finally center your mind and body at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Kamloops to Banff National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kamloops to Banff National Park. May in Banff National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calgary.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Calgary, Canada

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Calgary day trip planning website.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Calgary when traveling from Banff National Park in May, with lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Las Vegas, United States — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Titanic. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Calgary to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Las Vegas. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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