39 days in United States, Vancouver & Toronto Itinerary

39 days in United States, Vancouver & Toronto Itinerary

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39 days in United States, Vancouver & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vancouver, Canada
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Green Bay, United States
— Few hours
Fly + subway:  3​h
7
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
9
Niagara Falls, United States
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Orlando, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Miami, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
14
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
16
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia


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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.
For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, walk around Discovery Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and explore the activities along Green Lake Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Seattle, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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 a sense of the local culture at Granville Island and Gastown. You'll get in some beach time at Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Museum of Anthropology, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, wander the streets of Yaletown, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip tool .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. December in Vancouver sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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Green Bay, United States

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Green Bay holiday planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Green Bay by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Green Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in December, expect Green Bay to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Green Bay

Museums
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Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Chicago Cultural Center. Get some historical perspective at Millennium Park and Marquette Building. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park), Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs) and Cowles Bog (in Chesterton). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, examine the collection at Halim Time & Glass Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Chicago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Swallow Cliff Stairs, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Marquette Building ©
Marquette Building
French Market ©
French Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, browse the exhibits of Casa Loma, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Eskimo Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toronto online trip builder .

Fly from Chicago to Toronto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

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Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls day trip app .

Take a bus from Toronto to Niagara Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Nature Parks
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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA ©
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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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.
Visiting East River Waterfront Esplanade and Central Park Zoo will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, look for gifts at Kee's Chocolates, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, and then contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orlando tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Gallery On First
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Miami road trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chalmette National Historical Park and Audubon Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and Jackson Square. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and don't miss a visit to Bourbon Street.

Planning New Orleans trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Miami in December, plan for much colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Nature Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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