60 days in United States, Canada & Banff Itinerary

60 days in United States, Canada & Banff Itinerary

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60 days in United States, Canada & Banff Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  33 h
1
Banff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
2
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Houston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
11
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
Anaheim, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
14
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Santa Barbara, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
16
San Francisco, United States
— 10 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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Banff, United Kingdom

Banff ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banff: Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead), Caorunn Gin Tour (in Cromdale) and The Speyside Centre (in Grantown-on-Spey). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Cairngorms National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Banff online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Banff is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Banff reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, Peterhead Prison Museum, Caorunn Gin Tour, The Speyside Centre
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch) ©
An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)
Sluggan Bridge ©
Sluggan Bridge

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Niagara Falls (Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls Canada, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Toronto trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Banff to Toronto. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. November in Toronto sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
CN Tower
CN Tower
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, visit Times Square, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Toronto to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in November, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Slough Slog, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Spiegel Grove). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To plan Miami vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Key Largo, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Miami in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): walk around Smither Park, trek along White Oak Bayou Trail, then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Houston route builder app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Smither Park ©
Smither Park

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Houston to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pleasant Home
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take a stroll through Granville Island, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Vancouver in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Vancouver at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Boulder City
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, experience the excitement of The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Santa Barbara, United States

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo) and Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Camarillo Public Library
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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