12 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

12 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Ogden, United States
— 1 night
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Calgary, Canada
— 2 nights
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 1 night
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
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Helena, United States
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls, United States
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 night
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Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
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Ogden, United States

— 1 night
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogden road trip planning website.

Los Angeles to Ogden is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Ogden, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Ogden to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 55°F. You will leave for Calgary on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Ogden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Calgary, Canada

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Calgary visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ogden to Calgary. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ogden in September; daily highs in Calgary reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jasper National Park road trip app.

Drive from Calgary to Jasper National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Jasper National Park, with lows around 36°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Banff Avenue as well as Johnston Canyon. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, then stroll through Johnston Canyon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Banff Avenue.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Jasper National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Banff National Park, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Helena, United States

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral of St. Helena as well as Montana State Capitol. On the 22nd (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

Plan trip to Helena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Helena in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in September, with highs in Helena at 73°F and lows at 46°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites
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Idaho Falls, United States

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk.

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Drive from Helena to Idaho Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Salt Lake City, United States

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 24th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Idaho Falls in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 81°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks
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Las Vegas, United States

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
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.