30 days in Continental USA & Canada Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA & Canada Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Bus
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Quebec
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Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then walk around The High Line, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to New York City is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Fountain Paint Pot, hike along Observation Point Trail, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

San Francisco, United States

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Vancouver, Canada

— 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip website.

Fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 5 nights
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 in touch with nature at Skyline Trail and Bald Hills. The adventure continues: stroll through Cavell Meadows Trail, trek along Opal Hills, take a memorable tour with Jasper Riding Stables, and take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Vancouver to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, Jasper National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Banff National Park, Canada

— 5 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Burgess Shale. Get in touch with nature at Lake Louise and Takakkaw Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive, and trek along Lake Agnes.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Quebec City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Quebec City, Canada

— 2 nights
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec and then take a stroll through Terrasse Dufferin.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Quebec City vacation maker website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Quebec City in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Banff National Park to Quebec City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect Quebec City to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Canada travel guide

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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.