31 days in Canada, Alaska & Tokyo Itinerary

31 days in Canada, Alaska & Tokyo Itinerary

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31 days in Canada, Alaska & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Kensington, Canada
— 2 nights
ferry:  33​h 30​min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
Drive:  25​h
3
Homer, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Sitka, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Juneau, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Kensington, Canada

Kensington ©
Kensington is a town located 15 kilometres northeast of Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada; In 2016, the population was 1,619.HistoryThe area was first known as Five Lanes End, as roads from five different communities converged at the point. You've now added Anne of Green Gables Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Anne of Green Gables Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tryon Lighthouse, and then stroll through Thunder Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Orwell Corner Historic Village and then make a trip to Wood Islands Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kensington online travel route planner .

New York City, USA to Kensington is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Kensington, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Kensington

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cape Tryon Lighthouse, Orwell Corner Historic Village, Wood Islands Lighthouse, Thunder Cove Beach
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Orwell Corner Historic Village ©
Orwell Corner Historic Village
Cape Tryon Lighthouse ©
Cape Tryon Lighthouse
Wood Islands Lighthouse ©
Wood Islands Lighthouse

7
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and All In The Wild Gallery. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Canmore (Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, & more) and Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park (in Edgewater). There's much more to do: stroll through Tunnel Mountain Trail, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, trek along Burgess Shale, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sulphur Mountain.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kensington to Banff National Park in 49.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kensington to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kensington in April, you will find days in Banff National Park are somewhat warmer (47°F), and nights are a bit cooler (25°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canmore, Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park, Burgess Shale
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain

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Homer, United States

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anchor River State Recreation Area and Ptarmigan Arts. Take a break from the city and head to Dean Family Farm and Art Studios and Coldwater Alaska. Step out of Homer to go to Ninilchik and see Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bishop's Beach Park, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, examine the collection at Kilcher Homestead Living Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Anchor River.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Homer trip maker website .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Homer in 42.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Homer. Traveling from Banff National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 33°F in Homer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anchor River, Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Anchor River State Recreation Area
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Anchor River ©
Anchor River
Diamond Creek Trail ©
Diamond Creek Trail
Transfiguration of Our Lord Church ©

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Sitka, United States

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. Visit Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Baranof Castle State Historical Site for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sitka Centennial Visitors Center and Island Artists Gallery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center, head outdoors with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures, and stroll through Herring Cove Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sitka trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Homer to Sitka in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

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nights
Juneau, United States

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Appreciate the collections at Juneau Artist's Gallery and Juneau Arts & Humanities. Get a sense of the local culture at Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building and Last Chance Mining Museum. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Pack Creek. There's much more to do: stroll through Eagle Beach, trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, and pause for some photo ops at Empty Chair Memorial.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Juneau online journey planner .

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Pack Creek ©
Pack Creek
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay
Eaglecrest Ski Area ©
Eaglecrest Ski Area

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and Samurai Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Mt. Takao (in Hachioji). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the activities along Meguro River, wander the streets of Odaiba, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Juneau to Tokyo. The time zone difference when traveling from Juneau to Tokyo is 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Enoshima Island, Mt. Takao
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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