22 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

22 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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22 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou, China
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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4
nights
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.
You've added VanDusen Botanical Garden, Altum Spa & Wellness, Granville Island Public Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Granville Island and Gastown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Kitsilano Beach and Third Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Liberty Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vancouver day trip tool .

Guangzhou, China to Vancouver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. When traveling from Guangzhou in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Burnaby
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

2
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Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You've added Scarborough Bluffs, Soma Chocolate Maker, Nathan Phillips Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Soma Chocolate Maker and then don't miss a visit to Nathan Phillips Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Toronto trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Toronto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in January, things will get little chillier in Toronto: highs are around -1°C and lows about -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Tours Nightlife Classes

Side Trip

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
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Toronto Food Tours Inc. ©
Toronto Food Tours Inc.
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area ©

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls and Dufferin Islands Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Dufferin Islands Park and then learn about winemaking at Konzelmann Estate Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Konzelmann Estate Winery
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Konzelmann Estate Winery ©
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Broadway, The Strand Bookstore, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Greenwich Village and Independence National Historical Park. For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Chelsea Market. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, explore the galleries of The Met Cloisters, and admire all the interesting features of Washington Square Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Independence National Historical Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Independence National Historical Park ©
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bourbon Street, New Orleans City Park, Fontainebleau State Park, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden District and Whitney Plantation. Get some cultural insight at Royal Street and Escape My Room New Orleans. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery and stop by Boutique du Vampyre.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans route maker app .

Getting from New York City to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Fontainebleau State Park
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Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Step off the beaten path and head to Presidio of San Francisco and Cable Car Museum. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see VJB Cellars in Kenwood, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

VJB Cellars
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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