43 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

43 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
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Whitehorse, Canada
— 1 night
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus to Calgary, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
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Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
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New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
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Toronto, Canada

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Niagara Day Tour as well as Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Ontario Museum and The Distillery District. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. Lawrence Market, and stroll around High Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Toronto online vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Toronto is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Toronto reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hog's Back Falls. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then wander the streets of ByWard Market, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ottawa tour planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Ottawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get little chillier in Ottawa: highs are around -2°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then slough off your stress at Avie Spa & Coiffure. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Montreal online road trip planner.

Drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montreal can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas
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Vancouver, Canada

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lions Gate Bridge and West Vancouver Seawall. When in Vancouver, make a side trip to see Town Centre Park in Coquitlam, approximately Coquitlam away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Burnaby Village Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Montreal to Vancouver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Victoria, Canada

— 3 nights

Garden City

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.
On the 11th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and then stroll through Scenic Marine Route. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Westsong Walkway, don't miss a visit to Government Street, and then look for gifts at Munro's Books.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Victoria vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. December in Victoria sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Whitehorse.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

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Whitehorse, Canada

— 1 night

The Wilderness City

Surrounded by three distinctive mountains, and perched upon a frigid river, Whitehorse lives up to its reputation as "The Wilderness City." The capital, and indeed only city of Canada's northwest Yukon region has a reputation for its clean air, with one survey ranking it as the city with the lowest air pollution in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aurora Borealis & Northern Lights Tours Yukon. On the 13th (Tue), see the winter wonderland with Aurora Borealis & Northern Lights Tours Yukon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitehorse trip site.

You can fly from Victoria to Whitehorse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Whitehorse is colder than Victoria - with highs of -13°C and lows of -19°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Whitehorse

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Banff National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Meadow Spa and Pools and then get a dose of the wild on Kingmik Dog Sled Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Whitehorse to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Banff National Park sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Oculus and Washington Square Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to New York City in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Banff National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, things will get much hotter in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trip

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Washington DC, United States

— 1 night
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks
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Orlando, United States

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
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You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours
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New Orleans, United States

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New Orleans City Park and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at The Presbytere, and admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stanford University and San Francisco Bay. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Santa Cruz to see West Cliff Drive about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, trek along Lands End, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chicago, United States

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower and Chicago Skyline. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, shop like a local with Chicago Cultural Center, and admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Park Conservatory.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

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Canada travel guide

4.6
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
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.