59 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

59 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Glacier National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Helena, United States
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Arco, United States
— 1 night
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Boise, United States
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 night
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Aspen, United States
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Denver, United States
— 1 night
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Telluride, United States
— 2 nights
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Moab, United States
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Sedona, United States
— 2 nights
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Phoenix, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Carson City, United States
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Sacramento, United States
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Salem, United States
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Portland, United States
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Olympic National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Olympia, United States
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Seattle, United States
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Victoria, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
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Glacier National Park, United States — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, then explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake. On the next day, hike along Trail of the Cedars, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Calgary in June, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helena.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Helena, United States — 2 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, contemplate the long history of Original Governor's Mansion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Last Chance Gulch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Reeder's Alley, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, catch some excitement at Great Northern Carousel, then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helena attractions planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Helena are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Yellowstone National Park, United States — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Helena to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Helena in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Grand Teton National Park, United States — 2 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Jenny Lake Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arco.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Arco, United States — 1 night

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum and then see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and finally examine the collection at EBR-1.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arco trip maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Arco in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arco when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boise.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Boise, United States — 1 night

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Boise, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boise road trip tool.

You can drive from Arco to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Arco in June; daily highs in Boise reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Salt Lake City, United States — 1 night

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, then make a trip to Temple Square, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City travel planner.

Getting from Boise to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Aspen.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Aspen, United States — 2 nights

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, and then hike along American Lake Trail. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen road trip app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Aspen is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Denver, United States — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Telluride.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Telluride, United States — 2 nights

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on Dave's Mountain Tours, take an in-depth tour of Telluride Historical Museum, then make a trip to Main Street, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, stroll through Jud Wiebe Trail, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take a stroll through Town Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Telluride trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Denver to Telluride in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in June, things will get little chillier in Telluride: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Moab.
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Moab, United States — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape of Arches National Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Telluride, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park, United States — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in June, Zion National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Grand Canyon National Park, United States — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In June, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Sedona, United States — 2 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona to go to Camp Verde and see Montezuma Castle National Monument, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.
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Phoenix, United States — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in June: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 49°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Las Vegas, United States — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): try your luck at Casino At The Venetian and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

San Diego, United States — 2 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego online day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (29°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Los Angeles, United States — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Mariposa Grove, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carson City.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Carson City, United States — 1 night

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Railroad Museum, stop by Virginia City Mercantile, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at The Washoe Club Haunted Museum, and finally try your luck at Casino Fandango.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carson City driving holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Carson City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Carson City reach 38°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

South Lake Tahoe, United States — 2 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then soothe aching muscles at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and finally try your luck at Harveys Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pope Beach, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, steep yourself in history at Vikingsholm, then hike along Eagle Falls Trail, and finally indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe in an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Carson City in July: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then walk around Crissy Field, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sacramento.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Sacramento, United States

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Plan trip to Sacramento with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Salem.
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Salem, United States — 1 night

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. On the 15th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Theme Park, learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Woodburn Premium Outlets.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salem planning tool.

You can fly from Sacramento to Salem in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in July: high temperatures in Salem hover around 35°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.
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Portland, United States — 2 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Forest Park, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally don't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online route planner.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Olympic National Park, United States — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 18th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, then admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls, and finally make a trip to Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, trek along Second Beach Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent, and finally trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in July, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympia.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Olympia, United States — 1 day

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. On the 20th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Priest Point Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Olympia online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Olympia with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Olympia hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): walk around Waterfall Garden Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Victoria.
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Victoria, Canada — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll around Clover Point Park, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Beacon Hill Park, examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Victoria route maker app.

Getting from Seattle to Victoria by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Victoria at 22°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 2 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, then stroll around Stanley Park, then stroll around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Granville Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and then take a stroll through Gastown.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park, Canada — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): trek along Johnston Canyon, then explore the activities along Peyto Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and finally cruise along Bow Valley Parkway. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minnewanka, explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Plain of Six Glaciers, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, then go for a walk through Morant's Curve, and finally explore and take pictures at Morant's Curve.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planning app.

You can fly from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Banff National Park, with lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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