35 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

35 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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35 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Hobart, Australia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
2
Beaverton, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Everett, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
4
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
7
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Keystone, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
9
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
12
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  35​h
14
Winslow, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Monument Valley, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
bus:  22​h 15​min
17
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
18
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Hobart, Australia


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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

Hobart, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Hobart in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. You will leave for Beaverton on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Beaverton, United States

Beaverton
Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaverton route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Beaverton. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Beaverton, with lows around 11°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Everett.

Things to do in Beaverton

Wineries Parks Outdoors
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Everett, United States

Everett ©
Everett is the county seat of and the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), have fun and explore at Imagine Children's Museum and then head outdoors with Everett Aquasox.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Everett itinerary builder .

Drive from Beaverton to Everett in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Beaverton in September, expect nights in Everett to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Everett

Outdoors Childrens Museums Museums
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Imagine Children's Museum ©
Imagine Children's Museum

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls and then examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning site .

Getting from Everett to Seattle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, LeMay - America's Car Museum
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall and then identify plant and animal life at Bloedel Conservatory.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for little chillier days in Vancouver, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory

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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.
On the next day, hike along Lake Agnes and then explore the activities along Lake Louise.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in September, with highs in Banff National Park at 15°C and lows at 2°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

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Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and then trek along North Rim Trail.

Make your Yellowstone National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Banff National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Keystone, United States

Keystone
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the world behind art at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and finally putt your heart out at Holy Terror Mini Golf. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Presidential Trail, explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Keystone visit planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Keystone to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Nature
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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.
On the 6th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Chicago is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in October: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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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've now added Toronto Zoo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to CN Tower and then don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toronto Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Casa Loma.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toronto travel route planner.

Fly from Chicago to Toronto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Toronto are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
CN Tower
CN Tower

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
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.
Butterfly Conservatory has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls attractions planner.

Drive from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wildlife Parks
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull), Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Agora Gallery. There's much more to do: make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire all the interesting features of Washington Square Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums
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Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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Winslow, United States

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Meteor Crater, then stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Rock Art Canyon Ranch, and finally contemplate the long history of Apache Death Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Winslow trip itinerary site .

Getting from Houston to Winslow by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in October, expect nights in Winslow to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Nature Museums
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Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ©
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Apache Death Cave ©
Apache Death Cave
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

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Monument Valley, United States

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 18th (Fri), make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

You can plan Monument Valley trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Winslow to Monument Valley takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Winslow in October, expect nights in Monument Valley to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. October in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then take a stroll through Union Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Union Square ©
Union Square

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