27 days in Canada, Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

27 days in Canada, Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

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27 days in Canada, Los Angeles & New York City Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Blue River, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
9
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. You will leave for Vancouver on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
On the next day, explore the activities along False Creek.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in Vancouver at 16°C and lows at 8°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Vancouver Mysteries ©
Vancouver Mysteries
False Creek ©
False Creek
Bloedel Conservatory ©
Bloedel Conservatory

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Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
On the 28th (Tue), hit the slopes at Peak to Creek. On your second day here, get outside with Whistler Village Sports and then hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Whistler trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kamloops.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Cheakamus Lake Trail ©
Cheakamus Lake Trail
Peak to Creek ©
Peak to Creek

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night
Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops ©
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kamloops day trip site .

You can drive from Whistler to Kamloops in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Blue River.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Wildlife
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Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area ©

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Blue River, Canada

Blue River ©
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blue River trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Blue River takes 2.5 hours. In May in Blue River, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Blue River

Parks
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Mud Lake Delta Provincial Park ©
Mud Lake Delta Provincial Park

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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 3rd (Sun): hike along Angel Glacier, then hike along Wilcox Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Blue River to Jasper National Park in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. May in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Annette Lake ©
Annette Lake
Lac Beauvert ©
Lac Beauvert
Angel Glacier ©
Angel Glacier

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Big Beehive and Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Field and see Kicking Horse River, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort, admire the landmark architecture of Parks Administration Building, stroll through Ink Pots Hiking Trail, and stroll around Central Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Banff National Park sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in May, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kicking Horse River
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Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Kicking Horse River ©
Kicking Horse River

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Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll around Confederation Park, then stroll around North Glenmore Park, then brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Minhas Brewery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Calgary tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in May, Calgary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Confederation Park ©
Confederation Park
North Glenmore Park ©
North Glenmore Park
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Calgary to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to New York City. Traveling from Calgary in May, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Explore Los Angeles further: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Descanso Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Descanso Gardens, Norton Simon Museum
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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