34 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

34 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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34 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Anaheim, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
West Hollywood, United States
— 3 nights
car:  1​h 30​min
3
Buellton, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Cambria, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Monterey, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Parksville, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Victoria, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Vancouver, Canada
— Few hours
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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nights
Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Anaheim, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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nights
West Hollywood, United States

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. You've added Camarillo Premium Outlets, Rodeo Drive, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our West Hollywood day trip planner.

Getting from Anaheim to West Hollywood by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buellton.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Rodeo Drive, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Buellton, United States

Buellton
Buellton is a small city in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buellton trip builder .

You can drive from West Hollywood to Buellton in 2.5 hours. Traveling from West Hollywood in December, Buellton is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Cambria.

Things to do in Buellton

Wineries Tours Outdoors
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1
night
Cambria, United States

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cambria road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Buellton to Cambria in 2 hours. December in Cambria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Monterey, United States

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You can plan Monterey trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Cambria to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monterey when traveling from Cambria in December, with lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Gilroy Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gilroy Premium Outlets
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets

1
night
Calgary, Canada

Calgary
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary road trip planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to Calgary in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In December, Calgary is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of -2°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures - Day Tours
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Johnston Canyon, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Upper Hot Springs, and other attractions.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Banff National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get slightly colder in Banff National Park: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Banff Upper Hot Springs ©
Banff Upper Hot Springs

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, you will find days in Jasper National Park are a bit warmer (-5°C), and nights are about the same (-18°C). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kamloops.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature Trails Parks
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Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kamloops Wildlife Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kamloops road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Kamloops takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Whistler.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kamloops Wildlife Park ©
Kamloops Wildlife Park

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): get outside with Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Kamloops to Whistler in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors
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Whistler Blackcomb Coca-Cola Tube Park ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as well as Rogers Arena. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vancouver trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in January, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Rogers Arena ©
Rogers Arena

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nights
Tofino, Canada

Tofino
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
You've now added Tofino Brewing Company to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip builder website .

You can fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in Tofino. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Parksville.

Things to do in Tofino

Breweries & Distilleries
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Parksville, Canada

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Coombs Wooden Shoe Dutch Import Store.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Parksville online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Tofino to Parksville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Parksville

Shopping
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nights
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park, trek along Scenic Marine Route, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Victoria online route maker .

Traveling by car from Parksville to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

French Beach Provincial Park
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver travel planning site .

Getting from Victoria to Vancouver by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Tours Parks
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