59 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

59 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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59 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Page, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona, United States
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Key West, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
8
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
10
Kihei, United States
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Hilo, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney, 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twin Peaks and Grace Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and get engrossed in the history at Tenderloin Museum.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Tunnel View. Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Curry Village Ice Rink. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Page, United States

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Antelope Canyon. Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (in Monument Valley) and Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Page online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Page in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

5
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Sedona, United States

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Wupatki National Monument and Devil's Bridge Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Airport Mesa, and don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Page in December, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. Take a break from the city and head to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 7th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

4
nights
Key West, United States

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Fort Zachary Taylor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, admire the natural beauty at Key West Garden Club, and get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Key West takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in Key West at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Key West to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Key West in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Get outdoors at Athabasca Falls and Columbia Ice Field. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell Trail. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and hike along Skyline Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from New York City to Jasper National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Jasper National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Jasper National Park reach -1°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Lake Louise Ski Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Peyto Lake and Moraine Lake. On the 24th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sunshine Village. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bow Falls, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Samson Native Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in January: highs in Banff National Park hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

3
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Kihei, United States

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Zipline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lahaina Front Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kihei trip site .

Getting from Banff National Park to Kihei by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Banff National Park to Kihei, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Kihei is much warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zipline

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Hilo, United States

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and then examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo journey builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hilo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

5
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Kailua-Kona, United States

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa), Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and cruise along Saddle Road.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online vacation maker .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kahaluu Beach, Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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Honolulu, United States

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and Shark Diving. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. February in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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