22 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

22 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
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Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada

— 1 night

New York City of Canada

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 30th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and then make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Toronto is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Algonquin Provincial Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada

— 2 nights
Sandwiched between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River, Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada and a stunning outdoor playground that draws crowds of nature enthusiasts with its biodiversity.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Opeongo and then hike along Lookout Trail. On your second day here, trek along Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Algonquin Provincial Park itinerary website.

Drive from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Toronto in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Algonquin Provincial Park, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Algonquin Provincial Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 2 nights
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, meet the residents at Bird Kingdom, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through White Water Walk, and finally shop like a local with Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online attractions planner.

You can drive from Algonquin Provincial Park to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Algonquin Provincial Park in August: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Chicago, United States

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then walk around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and stroll through Hayden Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Glacier National Park, United States

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

Seattle, United States

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.