47 days in New York City, Canada & Seattle Itinerary

Make it your trip
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Buffalo, Bus to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 day
Drive
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Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Montreal
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Montreal, Canada
— 8 nights
Fly
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Quebec City, Canada
— 8 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 6 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 day
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New York City, United States — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Broadway. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls, Canada — 1 day

Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls and then don't miss a visit to Niagara Falls Canada.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toronto.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario. Relax by the water at Kew-Balmy Beach and Bloordale Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Casa Loma, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and head off the coast to Toronto Island Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Toronto online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Toronto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Montreal.
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Montreal, Canada — 8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal and La Guilde. Your inner history buff will appreciate Notre-Dame Basilica and Old Port of Montreal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreal: Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature) (in Laval), Omega Park (in Montebello) and Beau's All Natural Brewery (in Vankleek Hill). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montreal trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Montreal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 8 nights

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore La Citadelle de Quebec and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ). Visit Old Quebec and The Battlefields Park for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Quebec City side-trips: Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre), Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum (in Chateau Richer) and Vallee Bras-du-Nord (in Saint-Raymond). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Place Royale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quebec City route maker site.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in June, Quebec City is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 6 nights

Emerald City

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.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Golden Gardens Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, make a trip to Edmonds Historical Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take a memorable tour with Puget Sound Express.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Quebec City to Seattle takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 7 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.
Visit Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Granville Island and Yaletown. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Sea Dragon Charters, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Banks, stroll around Stanley Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver vacation maker tool.

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park, Canada — 4 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.
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Cave and Basin National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Temple Mountain and Bow Glacier Falls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Banff National Park route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calgary.
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Calgary, Canada — 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Calgary Stampede has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glenbow Museum and Fort Calgary. There's more to do: wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cold Garden Beverage Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Calgary trip planner.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Calgary takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Calgary when traveling from Banff National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 1 day

Hollywood North

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): engage your brain at Science World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Vancouver Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner.

Fly from Calgary to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Calgary in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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