31 days in North America Itinerary

31 days in North America Itinerary

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31 days in North America Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
4
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Canberra, Australia

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.
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip builder site .

Canberra, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to Vancouver is minus 18 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Vancouver at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Beaches
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banff National Park: Yoho National Park (in Field) and Takakkaw Falls (in Yoho National Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, cruise along Icefields Parkway, hike along Mount St. Piran, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plain of Six Glaciers.

Plan my trip to Banff National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Vancouver to Banff National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Banff National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Takakkaw Falls
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park

3
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Edith Cavell Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Edith Cavell.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Banff National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Beauty Creek Trail ©
Beauty Creek Trail

3
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Change things up with a short trip to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Orlando takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, expect nights in Orlando to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, trek along Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online vacation builder .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sun), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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