43 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

43 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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43 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  15 h
1
Las Vegas, United States
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Wawona, United States
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
San Francisco, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
5
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  17 h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

7
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Historic Route 66 Museum. Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Helicopter Tours (in Henderson). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Historic Route 66 Museum, Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach, Helicopter Tours, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 20:
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

7
nights
Wawona, United States

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel are in your itinerary. Visiting Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wawona planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Wawona. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Wawona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

7
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and California State Railroad Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Lynmar Estate Winery (in Sebastopol) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and hike along Lands End.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wawona in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Sacramento, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Steveston Heritage Fishing Village and Deep Cove are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Lions Bay Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Whistler (Brandywine Falls Provincial Park & Zipline), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chilliwack) and Squamish (Shannon Falls Provincial Park & Smoke Bluffs Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, explore the activities along English Bay, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, and get a taste of the local shopping with Granville Island.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver online itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 16°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Whistler, Squamish, North Vancouver, Fishing Charters & Tours, Steveston Heritage Fishing Village
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
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Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Zipline
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleries. Change things up with a short trip to Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beauty Creek Trail, hike along Angel Glacier, and admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Jasper National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Jasper National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in October, with highs in Jasper National Park at 12°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Berg Lake Trail
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 17:
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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

7
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Banff Avenue and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Visiting Moraine Lake and Johnston Canyon will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Banff National Park: Golden (BMX Pump Track & Kicking Horse Mountain Resort). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emerald Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, explore and take pictures at Bow Valley Parkway, and trek along Tunnel Mountain Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Golden
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:
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Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain

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