29 days in Canada, United States & Auckland Itinerary

29 days in Canada, United States & Auckland Itinerary

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29 days in Canada, United States & Auckland Itinerary

Start: Dunedin, New Zealand
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Auckland, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Whistler, Canada
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
North Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
5
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus:  5​h
6
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Prince George, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
8
Prince Rupert, Canada
— Few hours
ferry:  9​h
9
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada
— 2 nights
ferry:  25​h 30​min
10
Port Hardy, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Tofino, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Victoria, Canada
— Few hours
Fly:  31​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
14
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
15
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dunedin, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Auckland visit planning tool .

Dunedin to Auckland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toVancouver.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Kitsilano Beach and Wreck Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stanley Park and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip builder .

Getting from Auckland to Vancouver by flight takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Auckland in April, expect nights in Vancouver to be colder, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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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.
You've now added Whistler Blackcomb to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb.

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

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in April, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Whistler. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to North Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

1
night
North Vancouver, Canada

North Vancouver
Although officially a separate city, North Vancouver is actually a suburban area of Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, a shallow-sided fjord.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the North Vancouver online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Whistler to North Vancouver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whistler in April since evenings lows in North Vancouver dip to 8°C. You'll set off for Banff National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in North Vancouver

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Louise and then take in the awesome beauty at Temple Mountain.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park tour website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from North Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from North Vancouver to Banff National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from North Vancouver in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Banff National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Temple Mountain ©
Temple Mountain
Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery and The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum. Get some cultural insight at Jasper Art Gallery and Our Native Land. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmot Basin Ski Area, cruise along Highway 93A, and take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park travel route tool .

You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Jasper National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Prince George.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Jasper Art Gallery ©
Jasper Art Gallery

1
night
Prince George, Canada

Prince George
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia, Canada, and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. Plan my day in Prince George using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Prince George takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jasper National Park in April, you will find days in Prince George are a bit cooler (4°C), and nights are about the same (-6°C). On the 15th (Wed), you're off toPrince Rupert.

Things to do in Prince George

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Prince Rupert, Canada

Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Discover how to plan a Prince Rupert trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prince George in April; daily highs in Prince Rupert reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. You'll set off for Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) ©
Escape the urban bustle at Tow Hill and Balance Rock. Appreciate the collections at Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum and Port Clements Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Hardy.

Things to do in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Tow Hill ©
Tow Hill
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum ©
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum

1
night
Port Hardy, Canada

Port Hardy
Port Hardy is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada located on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island. For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Hardy trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Port Hardy. In April in Port Hardy, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toTofino.

Things to do in Port Hardy

Tours Outdoors Parks
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nights
Tofino, Canada

A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Eagle Aerie Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Chesterman Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Henry's Carving Shed.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tofino trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Port Hardy to Tofino in 6.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tofino are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Henry's Carving Shed ©
Henry's Carving Shed

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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.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Victoria travel route planner .

Getting from Tofino to Victoria by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planner .

You can fly from Victoria to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Victoria in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are much hotter, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): stop by Exploratorium and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at The Grove, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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