24 days in North America Itinerary

24 days in North America Itinerary

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Fly
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Amsterdam

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Ottawa, Canada — 2 nights

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Ottawa is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, look for gifts at ByWard Market, and make a trip to Canadian War Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ottawa trip itinerary builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ottawa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Ottawa is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Ottawa are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

New York City, United States — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planning site.

You can fly from Ottawa to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in July, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Yellowstone National Park, United States — 4 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Morning Glory Pool, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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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.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Vancouver, Canada — 1 night

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 1st (Mon): walk around Stanley Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver route tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Banff National Park.
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Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your trip

Banff National Park, Canada — 3 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.
When in Banff National Park, make a side trip to see The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation in Field, approximately Field away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Louise, trek along Plain of Six Glaciers, and learn and have fun at Mount Norquay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in August, with highs in Banff National Park at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jasper National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Jasper National Park, Canada — 3 nights

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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Skyline Trail, get a dose of the wild on Jasper Riding Stables, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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