37 days in Canada, Mexico, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

37 days in Canada, Mexico, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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37 days in Canada, Mexico, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  16​h
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Honolulu, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Honolulu, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h
Lisbon, Portugal

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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.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary tour planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Calgary is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect Calgary to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banff National Park.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Stephen Avenue Walk
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Calgary Tower

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Johnston Canyon as well as Chinook Rafting. Escape the urban bustle at Icefields Parkway and Columbia Ice Field. Take a break from Banff National Park with a short trip to Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Peyto Lake, stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and admire the sheer force of Bow Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip website .

You can drive from Calgary to Banff National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Calgary in August, with highs in Banff National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

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Columbia Ice Field, Glacier Skywalk
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Chinook Rafting
Chinook Rafting
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Toronto in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Banff National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Toronto, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Cancun on the 10th (Fri).

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Spend the 11th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), go for a walk through Avenida Kukulkan, and stop by Plaza Las Americas.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Toronto to Cancun in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cancun: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Water Activities Tours

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Playa Norte
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Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines
Swim with Dolphins
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenotes Dos Ojos as well as Xel-Ha. Escape the urban bustle at Xcaret Eco Theme Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Playa del Carmen to go to Akumal and see Akumal Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip builder .

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha, Cenotes Dos Ojos
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Xcaret Eco Theme Park ©
Xcaret Eco Theme Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Granville Island and Bloedel Conservatory. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Surrey (Urban Safari Rescue Society & Barnston Island) and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, hike along Vancouver Seawall, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Chichen Itza to Vancouver with the Route module. Traveling from Chichen Itza to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chichen Itza in August, expect nights in Vancouver to be much colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Surrey, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Inner Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, stop by Russell Books, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria to Honolulu. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Victoria to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Victoria, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Papeete.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ala Moana Beach Park ©
Ala Moana Beach Park

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Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Take a break from the city and head to Fautaua and Punaauia Beach. Explore Papeete's surroundings by going to Taharuu Beach (in Papara) and Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi & Bain de Vaima). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls, hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, and stop by Mihiarii Pearls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Papeete visit planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Papeete in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. While traveling from Honolulu, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Papeete, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taravao, Punaauia, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls, Fautaua
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Poe Charter Tahiti ©
Poe Charter Tahiti
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). See some other sides of Honolulu: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Nuuanu Pali Lookout, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planning tool .

Fly from Papeete to Honolulu in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Kailua, Oahu, Haleiwa, Dole Plantation, Turtle Bay Beach
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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