37 days in North America Itinerary

37 days in North America Itinerary

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37 days in North America Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h
8
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Marshall’s Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Sonoma Barracks (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, kick back and relax at China Beach, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma Barracks, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

5
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 13th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Toronto.

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 ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

3
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): head off the coast to Toronto Island Park, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, browse the exhibits of Casa Loma, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toronto trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Toronto by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Toronto at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

1
night
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of White Water Walk, and then find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls planner .

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

4
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Kids will enjoy Toronto Zoo and Canada's Wonderland. See some other sides of Toronto: examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and have fun at Rogers Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Toronto day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Banff National Park.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canada's Wonderland
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

5
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: Columbia Icefield Skywalk (in Jasper) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canmore). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, view the masterpieces at Samson Native Gallery, and hike along Peyto Lake Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Columbia Icefield Skywalk, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In October, Vancouver is somewhat warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

2
nights
Whistler, Canada

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 6th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Bounce Acrobatic Academy, then catch some excitement at Whistler Sliding Centre, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Whistler day trip planner .

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 October, things will get slightly colder in Whistler: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

1
night
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get curious at Science World, then kick back and relax at Wreck Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vancouver planner .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Whistler in October, with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Science World ©
Science World
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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