25 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

25 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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25 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg, United States
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
2
Custer, United States
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
3
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Kihei, United States
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Paris, France


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3
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Gatlinburg, United States

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Appreciate the collections at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens and Fowler's Clay Works. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gatlin's Escape Games and Mysterious Mansion. The adventure continues: stroll through Gatlinburg Trail, shop like a local with Alewine Pottery, putt your heart out at Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf, and see the interesting displays at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg day trip planning app .

Paris, France to Gatlinburg is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Gatlinburg. In July, Gatlinburg is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gatlinburg Trail
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf ©
Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum ©
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

2
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Custer, United States

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, explore the activities along Stockade Lake, and then trek along Sunday Gulch Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Custer County 1881 Courthouse, learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Insideout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Custer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, expect Custer to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hill City, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Custer County 1881 Courthouse ©
Custer County 1881 Courthouse
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Burgess Shale and Policeman's Creek Boardwalk are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Banff Park Museum and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum capture your imagination. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Kicking Horse River (in Field), Kicking Horse River (in Golden) and Jasper National Park (Athabasca Glacier & Wilcox Pass). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake O' Hara, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and look for gifts at Banff Indian Trading Post.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Banff National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, Kicking Horse River, Kicking Horse River
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burgess Shale ©
Burgess Shale

3
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Kihei, United States

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church and Hale Pa'i Printing Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Whalers Village Museum, Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, & more). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, pause for some serene contemplation at Kihei Baptist Chapel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Kihei in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in July: highs in Kihei hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kalepolepo Beach Park ©
Kalepolepo Beach Park
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church ©
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Carlsmith Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mokuaikaua Church and Puukohola National Historic Park. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako) and Liliuokalani Gardens (in Hilo). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, trek along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hilo, Puukohola National Historic Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Let the collections at Bishop Museum and Queen Emma Summer Palace capture your imagination. Bring the kids along to Waimea Bay and Laniakea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kapolei), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take in the dramatic natural features at Ka'ena Point State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Ka'ena Point State Park
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Skydiving

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