37 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

37 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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37 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Anaheim, United States
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
9
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
10
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States


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New York City, United States

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City online trip planner .

Chicago to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in New York City reach 57°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Orlando to be a bit warmer, around 62°F, while days are warmer, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in November; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 54°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
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Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim road trip site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In December, Anaheim is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Anaheim in December, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 46°F and lows at 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 44°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, cruise along Icefields Parkway, and stroll through The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in December: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 16°F and lows are around 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway

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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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and hike along Artist Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Banff National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in December: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 23°F, while lows dip to 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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