47 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

47 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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47 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Lone Pine, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Arco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Arlee, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park, United States
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
drive:  3​h
9
Olympic National Park, United States
— 6 nights
drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Tillamook, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Crater Lake National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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2
nights
Lone Pine, United States

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Manzanar National Historic Site and Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Western Film History and Laws Railroad Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Bishop (about 1h 30 min away). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507 and contemplate the waterfront views at Owens River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine journey maker app .

Los Angeles to Lone Pine is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lone Pine, with highs around 99°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bishop, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Laws Railroad Museum ©
Laws Railroad Museum

2
nights
Arco, United States

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. You've now added Craters of the Moon National Monument to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at EBR-1 and Lost Rivers Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve and Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System. It doesn't end there: walk around Bottolfsen Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arco online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Lone Pine to Arco in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lone Pine in July, expect Arco to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System, Lost Rivers Museum, The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve
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EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Yellowstone River in West Yellowstone--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, and trek along Artists’ Paintpots.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Arco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Arco in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Arlee.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone River
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Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

1
night
Arlee, United States

Arlee ©
Arlee is a census-designated place in Lake County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arlee vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Arlee in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Arlee at 86°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Arlee

Historic Sites
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Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

6
nights
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iceberg Lake Trail and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Take a break from the city and head to Virginia Falls and McDonald Creek. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and explore the activities along Lake Josephine.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Arlee to Glacier National Park. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Agnes and Via Ferrata. You'll explore and learn at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kicking Horse River (in Field) and Kootenay National Park (in Radium Hot Springs). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Ink Pots Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapta Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with highs in Banff National Park at 69°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wapta Falls, Kootenay National Park, Kicking Horse River
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Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls and then cruise along Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Skyline Trail, then view the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries, and then take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Deep Cove and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Visit Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta) and International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) (in Richmond). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, take in nature's colorful creations at Nitobe Memorial Garden, explore and take pictures at Bloedel Conservatory, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Vancouver online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jasper National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Deep Cove, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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6
nights
Olympic National Park, United States

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Murhut Falls and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the North Beach and Forks Timber Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Sandphifer Gallery (in Pacific Beach) and Forks (Tree Root Cave & John's Beachcombing Museum). There's more to do: explore by horseback at Olympic Discovery Trail and explore the activities along Hoh River.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Tillamook to Olympic National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Olympic National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Forks, Museum of the North Beach, Sandphifer Gallery
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Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 ©
Kalaloch Beach Trail 4

1
night
Tillamook, United States

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nevor Shellfish Farm and then hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tillamook road trip planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Crater Lake National Park to Tillamook in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tillamook: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cedar Wetlands Preserve
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Nevor Shellfish Farm ©
Nevor Shellfish Farm

5
nights
Crater Lake National Park, United States

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Watchman Peak, Pinnacles Overlook Hike and Wizard Island. There's more to do: trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tillamook.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Castle Crest Wildflower Trail ©
Castle Crest Wildflower Trail

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