15 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Halifax, Canada
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
St. John's, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Granville Island and then take a stroll through Gastown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, then stroll around Stanley Park, and finally explore the activities along English Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver sightseeing website .

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. July in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

2
nights
Victoria, Canada

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On the 8th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Inner Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, then steep yourself in history at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and finally step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Victoria driving holiday website .

Getting from Vancouver to Victoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Louise, explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Peyto Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, then explore the activities along Emerald Lake, and finally explore the activities along Moraine Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Banff National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Victoria in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Lake
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Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

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 Bald Hills and Skyline Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Mount Edith Cavell. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, explore and take pictures at Highway 93A, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and hike along Angel Glacier.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park day trip website .

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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

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day
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
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 15th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, trek along White Water Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Jasper National Park to Niagara Falls in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jasper National Park to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in July since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, and finally explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

1
day
Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
On the 18th (Sat), learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, then take some stellar pictures from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and finally admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax attractions planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Halifax in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Halifax hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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1
night
St. John's, Canada

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at The Rooms, hike along North Head Trail, then expand your understanding of the military at Signal Hill, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. John's travel planner .

You can fly from Halifax to St. John's in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Halifax in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in St. John's. You will leave for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

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