19 days in North America Itinerary

19 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North America itinerary planner

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Drive
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Pigeon Forge, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buena Vista, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper National Park
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward, United States
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Raleigh/Durham

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Pigeon Forge, United States

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clingmans Dome and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Zipline (in Hartford) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online road trip planner.

Durham to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Buena Vista, United States

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista itinerary planner.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Buena Vista by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Buena Vista is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be cooler, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Moab.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Moab, United States

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Moab online holiday planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Moab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Moab is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online journey builder.

Getting from Moab to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, and finally cruise along Columbia Ice Field.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jasper National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Banff National Park, Canada

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bow Valley Parkway and Emerald Lake. Go for a jaunt from Banff National Park to Golden to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Johnston Canyon, explore the activities along Moraine Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Victoria, Canada

— 2 nights

Garden City

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 18th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Beacon Hill Park, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then ponder the world of politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Victoria day trip planning app.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Victoria in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Banff National Park in July, with lows around 55°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Juneau, United States

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Victoria to Juneau in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Victoria to Juneau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Seward.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Seward, United States

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Seward in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Seward are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23: