23 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

23 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

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23 days in Canada & New York City Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
4
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
5
Squamish, Canada
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium and then stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Vancouver is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Auckland in November, you will find days in Vancouver are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

2
nights
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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, and look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in Banff National Park at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): cruise along Columbia Icefield Skywalk, then stop by Experience Gourmet Living, then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and finally explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, then admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls, then explore the activities along Maligne Lake, and finally browse the exhibits of Jasper Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in November: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Maligne Lake ©
Maligne Lake

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to New York City takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, New York City is warmer than Jasper National Park - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Squamish.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

7
nights
Squamish, Canada

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Squamish side-trips: Whistler (Whistler Blackcomb, Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, & more) and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park (in Pemberton). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stawamus Chief Park, admire all the interesting features of Sea to Sky Highway, sample the fine beverages at Gillespie's Fine Spirits, and trek along Smoke Bluffs Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Squamish using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from New York City to Squamish with the Route module. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Squamish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Squamish to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Squamish

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Whistler, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Sea to Sky Highway
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 6:
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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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