26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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26 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  14​h
6
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h
8
Orlando, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
9
Miami, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Belem, Brazil

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Take a break from the city and head to Tribeca Sailing and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip website .

Belem, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Belem to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 7th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and subway from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nevada Falls Loop and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
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.
Visiting Mystic Falls Trail and Yellowstone Lake will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Skyline Trail and Maligne Canyon. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mount Edith Cavell Trail, trek along Angel Glacier, take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Jasper National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jasper National Park, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Edith Cavell ©
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Samson Native Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Plain of Six Glaciers and Moraine Lake. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, trek along Lake Louise, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Agnes, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Jasper National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Banff National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Orlando takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Orlando due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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