26 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

26 days in Canada & United States Itinerary

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Start: Waterloo, Canada
Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Thunder Bay, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
2
Winnipeg, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  15 h 30 min
3
Edmonton, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Kelowna, Canada
— 2 nights
drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Whistler, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
9
Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Ucluelet, Canada
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 30 min
11
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  13 h 30 min
12
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
13
Keystone, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 h
14
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h
End: Waterloo, Canada

1
night
Thunder Bay, Canada

Thunder Bay
A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thunder Bay trip itinerary planner.

Waterloo to Thunder Bay is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Winnipeg.

Things to do in Thunder Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

1
night
Winnipeg, Canada

Winnipeg
At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Winnipeg day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Thunder Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Winnipeg, with lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Edmonton.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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2
nights
Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
You've now added West Edmonton Mall to your itinerary.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edmonton tour itinerary builder app.

Fly from Winnipeg to Edmonton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Winnipeg to Edmonton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edmonton, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Edmonton

Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
West Edmonton Mall ©
West Edmonton Mall

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Athabasca Falls, Candy Bears' Lair, Maligne Canyon, and other attractions. Visiting Athabasca Glacier and Skyline Trail will get you outdoors.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Jasper National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Edmonton to Jasper National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edmonton in July, Jasper National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Canmore Cave Tours as well as Banff Trail Riders. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with Banff Trail Riders.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kelowna.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Canmore Cave Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Canmore Cave Tours ©
Canmore Cave Tours
Banff Trail Riders ©
Banff Trail Riders

2
nights
Kelowna, Canada

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mission Hill Family Estate Winery as well as Boyce-Gyro Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kelowna trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Kelowna by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Whistler.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park ©
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2
nights
Whistler, Canada

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peak 2 Peak Gondola as well as Whistler Sliding Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre and then catch a ride on Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Whistler road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kelowna to Whistler takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Whistler are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Transportation Outdoors Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre
Peak 2 Peak Gondola ©
Peak 2 Peak Gondola

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Stanley Park as well as Vancouver Aquarium. On the 27th (Sat), meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, walk around Stanley Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park, and finally take a stroll through Granville Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Vancouver visit planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Lighthouse Park
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

1
night
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Craigdarroch Castle.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Victoria fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Ucluelet.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

2
nights
Ucluelet, Canada

Ucluelet ©
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Long Beach as well as Ocean Outfitters.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ucluelet trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Victoria to Ucluelet in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Ucluelet, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tofino
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Ocean Outfitters ©
Ocean Outfitters

2
nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Free Walking Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ucluelet to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ucluelet in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Keystone, United States

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. In August, Keystone is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Crazy Horse Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

2
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Crown Fountain, Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours, The Magnificent Mile, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours ©
Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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